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.

California JAWS Trainings

JAWS members in the Bay Area benefited from two recent training sessions to boost social media skills.

Board member and journalism instructor Sandra Fish showed about 25 women the latest in how Storify can be used to tell great stories as they evolve. Members who came to the March event at the home of JAWS President Kat Rowlands asked for more. So in June, JAWS Secretary and journalism instructor Teresa Puente gave a three-hour workshop on social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkeIn and Google+ for a dozen women at the new offices of the Oakland Tribune.