Category Archives: News

Join a JAWS Committee or Task Force Dear JAWS members, We’re still seeking volunteers for JAWS committees, including CAMP, communications, diversity, elections, finance, fundraising, membership, regional groups, programming and elections. We also need volunteers for a special short-term task force to create a sustainable mentoring program. Fill out only the top of the form asking for your information […]

We just need $2,700 to claim our $5,000 match!

We’re excited to share that we’ve raised $2,286 so far in our year-end fundraiser! A generous donor will match every dollar we bring in, up to $5,000. We have only $2,714  more to go to claim the whole matching donation – bringing us $10,000 total and blowing past our year-end goal. You know how you love […]

Every dollar you give – up to $5,000 – will be matched by a generous donor. Keep reading!

I hope you’ve been as inspired by this year’s love letters to JAWS as I have. Dawn Garcia’s incredible tale of how JAWS supported her when she became the first Latina editor in her newsroom made me cheer. Georgia Dawkins’ story of how JAWS helped her tell her truth and then carried her through the aftermath made me […]

Savor Dawn Garcia’s heartfelt love letter to remember why JAWS is so special – and why it deserves your support

First published Nov. 26, 2021 Dear JAWS sisters, I first learned about JAWS as I was joining a newsroom that did not welcome the new Latina editor – me – hired instead of the guys they knew. It was my first official leadership role in a newsroom, and it was lonely. At my first JAWS […]

Georgia Dawkins’ love letter on JAWS and the sisterhood — and why it deserves your support in this season. When you give what you can, JAWS can give back to you all year.

Dearest JAWS sisters, JAWS helped me tell the truth — and changed my life. In 2014, as a JAWS fellow, I fell in love with CAMP — and with the validation, compassion, and acceptance that I felt all around me. This incredibly diverse group of women in different career phases and stages of life made […]

Reuters’ Galloni eyes non-traditional paths to leadership, more inclusive newsrooms

By Andrea Shalal JAWS member White House/Economics Correspondent Thomson Reuters Alessandra Galloni, appointed in April 2021 as Reuters’ first female editor-in-chief in the news agency’s 170-year history, said she got some great workplace advice years ago when she had her first child: Return to a bigger job. She took that advice, and it paid off […]

Call for CAMP volunteers!

JAWS will be launching a virtual news studio for the first time at this year’s CAMP. At every break, we’ll invite CAMPers to stop by and share what they’ve learned at CAMP, what they’re working on, issues they care about and any thoughts about JAWS. We need volunteers to help interview other JAWdesses and manage […]

There’s Still Time to Register for CAMP

CAMP starts THIS Friday! The ever popular Silent Auction opens Thursday! Don’t miss out – join us for #CAMPonDemand2021 — Re-emerging and Reimaging — an online gathering where women in journalism will explore the “aha!” moments we’ve had during the past year of Covid and the ways we are reimagining what’s next for women in […]

Join Theola DeBose for Sept. 22 Wednesday Webinar: Creating a New Professional Profile on Existing Skills

Please join us again on September 22 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET to explore more ways for women journalists to remain resilient and successful as the media industry changes. If you didn’t attend JSKILLS founder Theola DeBose’s first webinar with JAWS, that’s ok!  In this webinar, Theola will help you dig deep to uncover […]

CAMPonDemand 2021 Registration Open – Prices Go Up Sept. 25

Be sure to register for this year’s JAWS Conference And Mentoring Program (CAMP) before early-bird pricing ends! #CAMPonDemand2021 — Re-EMERGING and Reimagining will be online and on-demand Oct. 15-17, bringing us together to share, discuss, laugh, listen and learn. Early-bird pricing is $79 for JAWS members and $99 for non-members. Prices increase to $99 for […]

Apply today for an Alice Dunnigan Stipend to attend JAWS CAMP 2021

Women journalists who work in small markets providing local news and/or who cover underrepresented communities may apply for a full-registration stipend to participate in the Conference And Mentoring Program (CAMP) happening Oct. 15-17 online and one demand. The stipends, which honor the work of pioneering Black journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan, are available for women not currently JAWS […]

CAMP 2021: First Two Keynote Speakers Announced; Registration, Scholarships and Schedule Coming Soon!

The first two keynote speakers for CAMP 2021 have been scheduled – and you won’t want to miss them at this year’s online and on-demand conference. More information, CAMP schedule and registration information coming SOON! Watch this space and here. Melody Spann Cooper is chairman and CEO of Chicago’s Midway Broadcasting Corporation, a media boutique whose […]