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.

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 […]

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.

CAMP 2018: Fellowship application process to open April 13

Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) will begin accepting applications for 2018 fellowships beginning Friday, April 13.

Each year JAWS brings fellows to our annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) for three days of training, networking and professional development.

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.