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CAMP 2016: Why CAMP matters

jessica_langloisBy Jessica Langlois, JAWS Southern California Co-Captain

I just registered for the 2016 JAWS Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP), which will be held in Roanoke, Va., Oct. 28 to 30 – and I hope you will do the same! You can check out the schedule and register here.

Here’s why CAMP matters.

My first JAWS CAMP was in 2012 in Albuquerque, N.M., and I can trace so many milestones in my career back to that weekend.

Contribute to CrowdRise campaign for 2016 CAMP fellows

11.1.2014_JAWSCAMP_EllieVanHoutte-3953By Georgia Dawkins, JAWS Board Member

Two years ago, more than 200 women welcomed me and the other 2014 fellows into this sisterhood.

The experience began before we ever arrived in Palm Springs, California. For some of us, it started before we got accepted into the fellowship program.

The women of Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) were already raising money for our travel, lodging and training. Before we could ask our family and friends for financial assistance, hundreds of women we’d never met were already investing in our future. This year, 13 women will get the chance to experience the sisterhood that we can’t do without.

How to prepare for a journalism job fair

JAWSDC_20160319_jobfairStory by Lottie Joiner and Connie K. Ho, JAWS members | Photo by Lottie Joiner

The Journalism and Women Symposium was a co-organizer of the third annual Washington, D.C., Journalism Job Fair held March 19 and hosted by the Georgetown University’s Master’s in Journalism Program. JAWS D.C. regional co-captains Lottie Joiner and Lisa Gillespie served on the host committee along with members of the Washington, D.C., chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Association of Black Journalists.

More than 200 job seekers met with recruiters from 21 major media outlets including The Washington Post, Politico, CNN, Gannett/USA Today Network, U.S. News and World Report, Associated Press and Vox. The event attracted a wide range of attendees — from those still in school to experienced journalists.

Morgan State University students participate in multimedia training with JAWS members

picjumbo.com_HNCK2089Story by Gina Setser, JAWS Board Member, and Michelle Johnson, JAWS member | Photo by Viktor Hanacek

Following up on a successful faculty training at Morgan State University, a team including Michelle Johnson of Boston University, freelancer April Bailey and Susy Schultz of Columbia College trained a group of 10 students on Feb. 3-4.

Help us reach our goal for the 30th Anniversary Annual Fund

countdown_JAWSdonate2016Thanks to everyone who has already donated to Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) in 2015, we are close to meeting our goal to raise $60,000 for our 30th Anniversary Annual Fund. If you are still making year-end charitable donations, please include JAWS, which is growing to meet the needs of women in journalism with training, year-round mentoring, regular events in our regional hubs and our annual CAMP. Here’s how to make your tax-deductible donation with just a click so that we can continue to provide great programming and support in the year ahead.

Know that your donation will aid our mission in supporting the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and works toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.

Share your best work of 2015

20151010_CAMP_038v2The end of the year is a great time to look back at our accomplishments of the previous year. So we wanted to remind everyone about some of the best work of our members.

Please send us links to no more than two things that you are most proud. We’ll collect everyone’s nominations and distribute them in the December newsletter, as well as on