Category Archives: News

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 […]

JAWS President Named Dean of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication at FAMU

Congratulations to JAWS president Mira Lowe on becoming the next dean of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication at Florida A&M University (FAMU). She will assume her new role on Oct 22. Mira currently is assistant dean for Student Experiences and director of the Innovation News Center (INC) at the University of Florida College […]

Don’t forget today’s Wednesday Webinar – discover your transferrable skills

Are you curious how your journalism skills can transfer into a new career? Have you started to explore career options and are eager for some guidance? Women journalists face special challenges staying resilient amidst media industry changes. During the webinar led by JSKILLS founder Theola DeBose, you’ll learn five ways to discover your transferable skills so you can have […]

Sign up for JAWS next Wednesday Webinar on July 28: SPJ’s Facebook for Journalists

Facebook for Journalists is a Society of Professional Journalists training program in partnership with Facebook, and JAWS is bringing this program to you this month. Join trainer and journalist J. Kyle Foster Wednesday July 28 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET for this workshop aimed at teaching the ways Facebook tools can help create […]

CAMP theme: “Re-emerging and reimagining: What’s next for women in journalism?”

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CAMP 2021 –  “Re-emerging and reimagining: What’s next for women in journalism?” The idea behind the theme is to look forward, from the tumultuous events of the past year and a half and to envision how we can make journalism a healthier, saner, stronger and more trusted profession. For more on CAMP 2021 – Oct. […]

Call for authors for Books & Browse CAMP 2021 – Deadline now July 8

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Jawdesses, Do you have a new book published between October 1, 2020 and October 1,2021? If so, we would love to include you and your work in Books & Browse at online and on-demand CAMP this year. You are eligible if you contributed a chapter in a published book as well. You can repeat a title if it was reissued in […]

Congratulations, journalism grads, and thanks for choosing a career in journalism!

For the last 35 years, we at Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) have been supporting underrepresented journalists across the US — and beyond — with meaningful networking, advocacy, and personal and professional development. If you’re a 2020 or 2021 journalism graduate who self-identifies as a woman (cisgender and transgender) or non-binary person, we have a graduation […]

JAWS Mother’s Day fundraiser was an amazing success! Let’s keep it going!

WOW! What an incredibly successful Mother’s Day fundraiser!! Past president Kat Rowlands offered to match the first $3,000 that came in during our Mother’s Day fundraiser. And you did it! You gave more than $3,000 — honoring women who’ve inspired you, whether mothers or others. Kat doubled your donations, giving us $6,061 total in May. […]

May 26 Wednesday Webinar: Hear about the founding mothers of NPR

Register in advance to join journalist and writer Lisa Napoli for a lively webinar chat on May 26, at 7 p.m. ET, to hear about her latest book, “Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR.” In the 1970s, four dynamic journalists arrived at National Public Radio and began […]

Honor a Special Woman This Mother’s Day

Dearest JAWS members, JAWS is packed with inspiring women who are blazing journalistic trails — drawing on the strength, love, support and inspiration we’ve gotten from our mothers and from other women who’ve been our models and our mentors. So for Mother’s Day, what better way to honor those women than to make a gift to […]

There’s Still Time to Sign Up for the May 5 JAWS-AIR Wednesday Webinar on Freelancer Protections

Join AIR and JAWS for a discussion on freelancer and independent journalists’ protections this week on Wednesday, May 5. JAWS and the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) will present A Freelancers Guide to Protections: Personal, Professional, and Financial Considerations. A one-hour panel discussion on freelancer protections starts at 6 p.m. ET and will be followed by another hour of […]

May 5 Wednesday Webinar on Freelancers, Independent Journalists’ Protections

Join AIR and JAWS for a discussion on freelancer and independent journalists’ protections Wednesday, May 5. JAWS and the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) will present A Freelancers Guide to Protections: Personal, Professional, and Financial Considerations. A one-hour panel discussion on freelancer protections starts at 6 p.m. ET and will be followed by another hour of breakout room conversations […]

There’s still time to sign up for Webinar Wednesday this week! April 7, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST

Register HERE  Meet four women who are organizing newsrooms and freelancers. Why? What are the outcomes, the stakes, the implications, not only for our industry but the communities we serve? How can you get involved? JAWS board member, editor, writer, teacher and consultant Carla Murphy will moderate the conversation with our guests Daniela Altimari (state […]

Announcement: JAWS CAMP 2021 Will be Online and On Demand!

The JAWS Board of Directors has decided to host CAMP 2021 on Oct.15-17. Just like last year, it will be online and on demand. We know many of us were hoping we’d be able to meet again in person this year. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding travel, vaccinations and large in-person gatherings […]

Attention Members: Call for Volunteers

JAWS is looking for member volunteers for the 2021-22 committees and task forces! Please consider joining a committee or task force this year to share your unique skills and opinions to support the Journalism & Women Symposium mission: supporting the professional empowerment and personal growth of women and working toward a more accurate portrayal of […]

Celebrating a JAWS Founder, Fran Lewine, Who Would Have Been 100 Years Old This Month

Fran Lewine, one of the founding members of the Journalism & Women’s Symposium, would have been 100 years old this month. JAWS has honored her over the years with the Fran Lewine Interview Project to record the stories of women who made a mark in journalism. Fran was a leader among women journalists in the […]