I found it inspiring to think about the strength of our collective purpose and to look back on all the careers that have been launched, sustained and propelled by the JAWS network during the last three decades.
JAWS has a lot of momentum right now on several fronts, and I am happy to share our progress with you.
We are thrilled to announce that Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, will be our Saturday night keynote speaker for 2013 CAMP at The Essex Culinary Resort & Spa near Burlington, Vt., Oct. 24-27.
A new year always brings new inspiration for me and there’s no shortage of that from JAWS members. As recounted in my December letter, we have enjoyed a tremendous year of growth and success, so let’s keep the momentum going and make sure that other women in journalism benefit from all our organization has to offer.
While celebrating the holidays and enjoying time with family and friends, December is also a time to take stock of the past year. …And it has been a consistently rewarding one through my leadership as President of Journalism & Women Symposium.
What a success! I am so awed by the 226 women who came to the 2012 Conference and Mentoring Project of Journalism & Women Symposium. From newspapers and magazines to documentaries and books to radio and blogs, the work being done by JAWS members is remarkable.
We have fielded an impressive group of women to join the Board of Directors for 2012-13, pending election by the general membership at our fall conference in October. Going off the board — with our great thanks for their service— are Teresa Puente (who has served for two years as Secretary), Peggy Orchowski, E.J. Graff, Charreah Jackson and Jessica Alpert.
The JAWS Board has selected the sites for our next three conferences, keeping in mind the membership’s desire to hold CAMP at a beautiful, affordable and accessible location. This is no easy task, especially when adding geographic diversity into the mix of criteria. But we try to please most members most of the time with a variety of selections and knowing in advance should help you — and the board — to plan.
We are growing our membership! We are improving our website! We are planning for the future! I’m pleased to share several news items that will keep Journalism & Women Symposium moving forward in the coming year.
The Journalism & Women Symposium, in conjunction with the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, is launching an oral history project that will create a multimedia archive of the oral histories of its members gathered by graduate students trained at the university. The archive will be housed at the University of Missouri’s journalism library with […]
Most of our members describe JAWS as amazing! Here are some reasons to sign up for a wonderful year of advice, mentoring, camaraderie, support and training: The Listserv! Daily and hourly discussions about issues affection women journalists, job leads, tips on topics from how to land a book deal to pitch ideas to interview techniques, advice […]
JAWS began the Fran Lewine Interview Project to record the stories of women who made a mark in journalism. These videos, recorded at the annual JAWS Conference and Mentoring Project, are produced in honor of Fran Lewine, one of the founding members of the Journalism & Women Symposium. Fran was a leader among women journalists […]
JAWS members: Don’t forget that TODAY is the deadline to renew your JAWS membership at the low rate of $65 and maintain your connection to this wonderful group of women journalists. We have kept dues steady but we always appreciate it if you are able to “round up” to $100 or more so that we […]
One of the big advantages of membership in JAWS, the Journalism & Women Symposium, is our email list, where we share stories, job postings and advice. Recently, Linda Kramer asked for advice on interviewing techniques in preparation for a college class she’ll teach this summer. The wealth of response she received was a wonderful example […]
VIDA’s annual list of female bylines in literary arts magazines is out and the numbers aren’t good. From article authors to book reviewers to authors of books reviewed, women are underrepresented. The Women’s Media Center also illustrates the issues of inequity in The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2012, noting that women make […]
Our former JAWS president Megan Kamerick represents newswomen, women in the news, and JAWS at TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Check it out:
For Immediate Release April 9, 2007 The Journalism & Women Symposium joins the National Association of Black Journalists and others who have expressed disgust and outrage at the racist and misogynist remarks made by radio personality Don Imus. Last week, Imus called members of the Rutgers basketball team – who had just played for the […]
By Kay Mills New Institute and JAWS Can Work Collaboratively Q & A with Pam Johnson Journalists today know that they must innovate for their print, broadcast and online media outlets to survive. Key to developing those innovations will be the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, headed […]