Category Archives: News

JAWS today: Advancing women is advancing journalism

25th President Mira Lowe

“When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.” ― Florida Scott-Maxwell For 35 years, JAWS has been a unique sisterhood, fostering connections between women journalists and supporting them in the profession. It has served as a source of information and inspiration, a place […]

JAWS seeks Communications & Community Manager

Communications & Community Manager Position Description Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) seeks a creative, flexible, and entrepreneurial full-time Communications & Community Manager. This is a new contracted position for JAWS and is ideal for a candidate with communications, social media and program management experience interested in gaining nonprofit association experience. The contract position requires a […]

JAWS stands with arrested CNN reporter

MAY 29, 2020 – The Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) stands in solidarity with CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and all journalists working on the front lines to bear witness to the facts about people, places and events in a democratic society. JAWS also stands with NABJ, NAHJ, AAJA and other journalism organizations in their condemnation […]

Making moves for gender equality

By Mira Lowe #EachforEqual. That’s the theme and hashtag for this year’s International Women’s Day, March 8, a global day for celebrating women’s achievements and advocating for gender equality.  “Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions — all day, every day,” the IWD 2020 campaign says. “We can actively choose to challenge […]

Collective wisdom moves JAWS forward

JAWS President Mira Lowe

Trailblazing journalist and author Dorothy Butler Gilliam had a memorable and tweetable quote during the Fran Lewine Memorial Interview at this year’s CAMP in Williamsburg, Va.: “Let your phone be smart, you be wise.”   As I begin my term as president of JAWS, I’m seeking to draw on wisdom — mine and yours, too […]

Apology from JAWS board of directors

“It’s never too late to drop your beliefs and let your wounds heal. Instead of wounding others as well.”  ― Adam Scythe, Immortals, Vol. II

JAWS is an organization I have been honored to be a part of for many years, not just because it is led by women who broke down newsroom barriers for women but because it has provided me a safe space to vent about being a woman of color in mostly all-white and all-male workplaces for most of my career.

Unfortunately, CAMP was not a safe space for many of us this year.

JAWS announces new operations director

We’re excited to announce Roxann Elliott as our incoming operations director. She will be working with Roxanne Foster the rest of the year and taking over the job in January 2018.

Roxann is a freelance journalist and entrepreneur motivated by the stories and unique challenges faced by women in the professional arena (also, English Breakfast tea).