Category Archives: News

CAMP On-Demand is now live: How to register

Couldn’t make it to CAMP? Register here for On-Demand access and watch all of the sessions at your own convenience: https://www.betterunite.com/jaws-campondemand2020 Tickets cost $50 and once you have registered you will have access to all of the #CAMPOnDEMAND resources until December 2021. If you attended #CAMPOnDEMAND then you can now watch all of the sessions […]

35th JAWS CAMP – CAMP On DEMAND – KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

JAWS CAMP 2020 Keynote Speakers Include Award-Winner Journalist Soledad O’Brien SOLEDAD O’BRIEN is our Saturday evening keynote at JAWS CAMP this year! The 35th JAWS CAMP will be online and on demand! Ms. O’Brien will be giving a talk LIVE and will be available for Q&A. O’Brien is an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author, and […]

35th JAWS CAMP – 2020 CAMP On Demand – Early Bird Pricing Ends Nov. 4

Be sure to register for the 35th JAWS CAMP before early-bird pricing ends! CAMP is online this year Dec. 4-6. #CAMPOnDEMAND— The Future of Journalism: Forging the Path Together will be online and on-demand, bringing us together to share, discuss, laugh, listen and learn. Register here for #CAMPOnDEMAND. We believe going virtual is the safest and most […]

JAWS President’s Message: virtual CAMP, partnerships and more

25th President Mira Lowe

By Mira Lowe The past few months have been challenging for all of us. COVID-19 has been particularly dangerous for women and women who identify as journalists, the UN reports, as incidences of violence have increased and more reporters experience online bullying and threats. In the face of these difficult times, the JAWS Board of […]

IWMF & JAWS: Virtual safety training on hostile environments

The International Women’s Media Foundation, in partnership with the Journalism & Women Symposium, is offering a virtual safety training on hostile environments in the U.S. Given the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming election and ongoing protests across the country, we know that this is a critical moment for the safety of journalists and […]

JAWS denounces attacks on journalists covering protests

JAWS President Mira Lowe

The Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) denounce the violence against journalists in the protests taking place across the country. “Journalists, media crews and news organizations are a critical connection between people at home and the protests in the streets. Those who target journalists with rubber bullets take aim at the First Amendment,” said Mira Lowe, […]

Resources for covering protests, journalist safety

Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) condemns the continued acts of violence against journalists who are covering protests over police brutality across the country. We urge our members – and all journalists – to know their rights and to stay safe. Here is a list of resources: Covering a protest? Know your rights (Poynter) Resources for […]

JAWS self-care resource guide for journalists during COVID-19

Curated by Marissa Evans, Social Issues Reporter, The Star Tribune As coronavirus upends every aspect of our personal and professional lives, journalists are expected to do what we’ve always done: soldier on. No matter how dire the headlines get each passing day about the pandemic, this is a story that will have ripple effects for […]

JAWS and NABJ stand against unacceptable treatment of Yamiche Alcindor

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) stand firmly against President Trump’s unacceptable treatment of PBS Newshour’s White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor. When Alcindor pressed Trump at a March 29 briefing about his statement that some states might not need as many medical ventilators as they had requested to […]

Joint statement denouncing anti-Asian racism during coronavirus outbreak

We at Journalism & Women Symposium join AAJA, NABJ, NAHJ, NLGJA and NAJA in denouncing the escalating violence and rhetoric aimed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, including journalists, amid the coronavirus outbreak. Here is AAJA’s full statement: March 19, 2020 From the Board of Directors of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), with the […]