Category Archives: Training and Mentorship

The cornerstone of JAWS’ work is training and mentorship. Often this takes place at our annual Conference and Mentorship Program (CAMP) gathering, but we also strive to provide opportunities for members to connect through regional gatherings and trainings. In addition, we also work to partner up mentors who wish to share their experience and expertise with mentees who seek to grow, advance and lead. We call this symbiosis, as mentoring is often a two-way exchange.

PEN America offers online harassment self-defense training

Join Journalism & Women Symposium for a virtual Online Harassment Self-Defense Training with Viktorya Vilk of PEN America on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. ET. Register here. Women journalists are facing unprecedented levels of hate and harassment online. Abusive trolls are joining forces to disproportionately target, intimidate, discredit, and silence women and those who also identify as LGBTQIA+, Indigenous, […]

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 […]

#WebinarWednesday: Small business basics for freelancers

Navigating journalism as a full or part-time freelancer is tough enough. Whether you’re new to freelance writing or other independent contracting, or simply need a refresher for the COVID-19 economy, join Journalism & Women Symposium for a webinar with Stacie Brew on August 12 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.  The webinar is free and open […]

JAWS Webinar: Managing Stress in Uncertain Times

Join the Journalism & Women Symposium’s next webinar July 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 4-5:30 p.m. Pacific Time to learn how to manage the stressors and demands of being a journalist during these unpredictable times of COVID-19, industry insecurity and social and political unrest. Register here. About the webinar Today’s journalists feel under siege physically, […]

Women lead the conversation at CAMP 2018

By Lindsey Anderson

Women media leaders have taken over the narrative in an unprecedented way this past year, from the #MeToo movement to “The Post.”

We will continue leading the conversation at the Journalism & Women Symposium’s annual Conference and Mentoring Program (CAMP) in Welches, Oregon, this fall where we will master new skills, make lasting connections and rejuvenate after another busy news year.

May webinar: The Power of Mentoring

by Marina Villeneuve

What’s kept you from becoming a mentor, or seeking out a mentor?

The cornerstone of JAWS is our mentoring program, which is open to all members. On May 23 at 7 PM EST/4 PM PST, we are offering a free webinar about the “Power of Mentoring,” where we will address your burning questions about the essentials for first-time mentors and mentees. Register here.

April webinar: Kimbriell Kelly on investigating the police

by Marina Villeneuve

Want to learn how to track shootings by police in your community? Are you curious about how to go about investigating your local police department?

Join the Journalism and Women Symposium for our upcoming webinar hosted by Washington Post investigative reporter Kimbriell Kelly, who was part of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning team for the Post’s series on fatal police shootings.

March webinar: Learn to make FOIA work for you

In (belated) honor of Sunshine Week, on Wednesday, March 28 at 4 PM PT/7 PM EST we are hosting a webinar led by Amy Pyle and Victoria Baranetsky of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting

Amy, editor-in-chief of Reveal, will guide us in the aggressive, specific use of Freedom of Access laws to hold our public officials accountable. She will draw upon her expertise leading a team of editors, reporters and producers who produce unique in-depth national stories.

Victoria, General Counsel at Reveal, has worked for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on matters involving the intersection of technology and media law, access as well as privacy and government surveillance.

Webinar: Learn about the JAWS Fellowship experience

“Everyone has been incredibly warm, welcoming, open and so willing to help and to share their stories.”

“This is a home I’d been looking for but didn’t realize I needed.”

“I think it provides that community your newsroom could be missing.”

Each year the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) brings fellows to our annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) retreat for three days of training, networking and professional development. And the above quotes are just a few of the glowing things past fellows had to say about attending CAMP.

2018 Betsy Wade Legacy Fund Fellowship

The Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) will bring a Betsy Wade Legacy Fund Fellow to our annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) for three days of training, networking and professional development. This year’s JAWS CAMP will be held at The Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Oregon Oct.12-14, 2018. What is CAMP? The annual JAWS […]

2018 JAWS Entrepreneurial Fellowship

Each year the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) brings an Entrepreneurial fellow to our annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) for three days of training, networking and professional development. This year’s JAWS CAMP will be held at The Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Oregon Oct. 12-14, 2018. What is CAMP? The annual JAWS CAMP […]

2018 Emerging Journalist Fellowship

Each year the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) brings a Diversity fellow to our annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) for three days of training, networking and professional development. This year’s JAWS CAMP will be held at The Mount Hood Oregon Resort in Welches, Oregon Oct. 12-14, 2018. What is CAMP? The annual JAWS CAMP […]