Do you want to brush up on the lessons you learned at CAMP 2018, or check out info from a session you missed? Thanks to our 2018 fellows who prepared tip sheets and interviewed our keynote speakers, presenters who shared resources and attendees live-tweeted, we have a collection of tip sheets, videos and other media here. We hope you find it helpful!
By Sana Malik
Stories about LGBTQ communities are often relegated to the same issues. Activists call for more plurality in the voices presented, and for reporters to report on all issues as they affect LGBTQ communities, as well as the varied lived experiences of LGBTQ folks.
Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Diana Henriques teams up with veteran editor and author Jane Isay to take the audience from the germ of an idea for a book through the thinking, the selling, the writing, the editing, and the publishing process.
There is a fire-hose of information available out there when it comes to election money—dark money is called that for a reason but beyond that there is a lot of detail to glean from campaign finance reports and sites that have made that data searchable.
Rachel Jones has been a journalist for 32 years, starting at The St. Petersburg Time in 1986. She came to health reporting through personal experience. “I fell at a young age, cracked a tooth, and we couldn’t afford to go to a dentist,” she said. As one of ten kids, born into poverty, Jones didn’t go to a dentist until she was 13 and says even as a child she knew it was wrong that other people went to doctors when they were sick when her family couldn’t. “I was angry about it, I thought ‘this is wrong, I ought to be able to go the doctor,’” she says. “And that really underpinned my interest in social justice and access to healthcare.”
By Marina Fang
Melissa Ludtke’s successful 1978 legal battle over access for female reporters covering baseball came from years of experiencing institutional sexism and working toward incremental changes. The story of her career provides lessons for women in journalism today, including the importance of networking, perseverance, creative solutions, defining your narratives, and simply doing the work, no matter how small the task.
Presented by Amy Westervelt
“Work-life balance” is a handy phrase for marketing self-help books, but the reality is, it’s all life. And these two parts of life can’t help but impact each other. Elise Hu—former Korea and Japan bureau chief for NPR and current staff reporter/host with NPR—walked us through those intersections in her JAWS CAMP 2018 keynote, framed as “all the ways I’ve failed to work for The Washington Post.”
Opportunities for investigative work are hiding in plain sight: in annual reports, budgets from every level of government and your keen observations about your surroundings, be they physical cues (crumbling infrastructure) or listening to the informed complaints of the local community (what is the one hospital locals don’t want to wind up in? That’s a good place to start.)
At Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) 2018, Journalism and Women Symposium honored women journalists who sparked change, who embody our mission to work toward an accurate portrayal of women in society through their reporting and who are supportive mentors. Please join us in congratulating the winners of this year’s Journalist of the Year awards: Journalist […]
If you can’t make it to CAMP this year, you can still follow along from afar. We’re all journalists, so you can bet we’ll be tweeting interesting insights from our fabulous keynote speakers and breakout sessions. Monitor the hashtag #JAWSCAMP18 for live updates.
We hope you’re eager for our annual conference at Mt. Hood in Oregon. As we finish up preparations and so many of you are planning and packing for an awesome weekend, we’re here to remind you of our silent auction!
Each year at CAMP we hold an on-site auction, and we rely on contributions from our wonderful JAWdesses.