JAWS member heads major new journalism institute

By Kay Mills New Institute and JAWS Can Work Collaboratively Q & A with Pam Johnson Journalists today know that they must innovate for their print, broadcast and online media outlets to survive. Key to developing those innovations will be the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, headed […]

Knight Fellowships deputy director to lead Journalism and Women Symposium

For Immediate Release Oct. 4, 2007 For more information, contact: Becky Day, Journalism and Women Symposium beckyd@jaws.org For more information about JAWS: http://jaws.flywheelsites.com Dawn Garcia, deputy director of the John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists, has become president of the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS), a national organization of women journalists. Garcia, who spent […]

JAWS Founder Tad Bartimus wins lifetime achievement award

JAWS Founder Honored by Washington Press Club By Patricia Sullivan Tad Bartimus was the Associated Press’ first female bureau chief and its first female special correspondent, a rare title only a few reporters earn (including JAWS member Linda Deutsch). Tad received the Washington Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award Feb. 13, 2008, at the annual Congressional […]

An online beacon for St. Louis

Launch gives hope for the future By Margie Freivogel Launching the St. Louis Beacon has been thrilling and terrifying, meaningful and confusing. Every day, I’m grateful to be part of this nonprofit online-only regional news adventure. We’re casting a stone into the pond of the future of journalism. You should throw some, too. Mike Miner […]

In Memory: Nancy Hicks Maynard

By Kay Mills, JAWS member

Nancy Hicks Maynard, who helped bring enormous changes for diversity within the media, died Sept. 21, 2008, in Los Angeles. She was 61. Her family said that she had been ill for several months and that her death resulted from the failure of several major organs, according to the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education.

In Memory: Joan Cook

By Glenda Holste

The Joan Cook Fellowship Fund honors the extraordinary life of Joan Riddell Cook with grants to bring young women, particularly women of color, into JAWS at the annual fall camp. Cook, who died of breast cancer in 1995 in New York, was a founding director of JAWS, a journalist, a union leader, a moral leader and generous friend to three generations of people engaged in the work of making the world a more just place. She was one of seven named plaintiffs — and a moving force — in a class action sex discrimination suit against the New York Times filed in 1974.

In Memoriam: Frances Lewine, 1921-2008

By Kay Mills, JAWS member

Frances Lewine, pioneering journalist and longtime Journalism and Women Symposium member, died on January 19, the day before she would have celebrated her 87th birthday by going to the races.

“So many festivities were planned” for Fran’s birthday, said her longtime friend and former Associated Press colleague Linda Deutsch. A friend from CNN, where Fran had worked since 1981, had arranged to have that day’s fifth race at Charles Town Races named for her. “Fran’s lucky number was five.”

In Memory: Nancy Woodhull

By Glenda Holste

Nancy Woodhull was at the podium introducing linguist Deborah Tannen, a long- sought-after speaker for JAWS camp. Woodhull had arranged to get Tannen on our dance card in Napa last fall. They were, after all, friends from when Woodhull was a news executive who had read “You Just Don’t Understand.” Woodhull not only got the message, she passed it on.