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CAMP 2020 is on – and virtual

CAMP 2020 is on! It will take place from Dec. 4-6. #CAMPOnDemand — The Future of Journalism: Forging the Path Together will be virtual and on-demand, bringing us together to share, discuss, laugh, listen and learn. We believe going virtual is the safest and most cost-effective way for our members and supporters to gather during this […]

JAWS joins journalism groups in calling for police to halt use of violence and arrests against journalists

Media partners

The nation’s leading journalism and press freedom organizations today called on law enforcement, mayors and governors across the country to halt the unprecedented assault against journalists in the field covering the protests for social justice. The following open letter to police nationwide was signed by 18 organizations including: The National Press Club (NPC), The National Press Club […]

JAWS joins #PRESSential campaign to thank journalists on the frontlines of COVID-19

Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) is a proud partner of the #PRESSential campaign. We are thankful for the journalists who are working through emotional, tireless days, and often risking their own lives to keep our communities informed through this pandemic. Information about COVID-19 is changing at an alarming rate, and like so many other essential […]

New, fresh look for JAWS.org

JAWS President Mira Lowe

Welcome. Today we announce a new jaws.org. This site is redesigned with you in mind. We want to create a place of belonging for women in journalism. A haven – and a hub for information. You’ll immediately notice warmer colors, more photos, better navigation and a cleaner design for an inviting user experience. Our mission […]

Collective wisdom moves JAWS forward

JAWS President Mira Lowe

Trailblazing journalist and author Dorothy Butler Gilliam had a memorable and tweetable quote during the Fran Lewine Memorial Interview at this year’s CAMP in Williamsburg, Va.: “Let your phone be smart, you be wise.”   As I begin my term as president of JAWS, I’m seeking to draw on wisdom — mine and yours, too […]

JAWS, NABJ, NAHJ, AAJA, NLGJA Met with ViacomCBS Exec to Discuss Diversity and Inclusion

Hands on table

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) met with ViacomCBS Executive Vice President, Global Head of Inclusion Marva Smalls on February 13, 2020. Candid discussions centered on […]

CAMP 2019: JAWS fellowship applications available

Applications are now available for the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) 2019 fellowship program. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT June 28. We bring fellows to our Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) each year for three days of training, networking and professional development. Our past fellows leave an impressive legacy of journalistic achievement and […]

CAMP 2019: Apply for a JAWS Fellowship

Are you a woman journalist looking for support, skills training and the next step in your career? Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS) welcomes you to apply to our fellowship program. We bring fellows to our Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) each year for three days of training, networking and professional development. Our past fellows leave […]

Asal Ehsanipour

Asal Ehsanipour is a radio reporter and producer based in San Francisco. She is trained on all aspects of radio production through KALW’s Audio Academy, and currently interns for California Foodways, a public radio series and podcast about the intersection of food, culture, and economics in every county in California.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Sana Malik

Sana Malik is a documentary filmmaker and freelance journalist who has produced video for the Toronto Star and the Canadian Press, and written for BuzzFeed, VICE and the CBC on issues of immigration, labor and inclusion. Sana founded an award-winning platform for multimedia storytellers of color called This is Worldtown.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Pauly Denetclaw

Pauly Denetclaw is a reporter for the Navajo Times in Window Rock, Arizona. She was previously a Senior Fellow for Generation Justice (GJ), a nationally recognized multimedia projects that teaches young people how to harness the power of media. A proud citizen of the Navajo Nation, Pauly prioritizes Indigenous communities in her reporting.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Jazmin Goodwin

Jazmin Goodwin recently graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in graphic design from Howard University, where she served as editor-in-chief of The Hilltop. Jazmin is a graduate student at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism and the recipient of the inaugural Ida B. Wells Society Scholarship.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow

Marielle Argueza

Marielle Argueza is a staff writer and calendar editor for the Monterey County Weekly. She focuses mostly on K-12 education in her reporting, and has also written on issues of homelessness, immigration and food. Passionate about training the next generation of future journalists, Marielle leads the Weekly’s internship program.

2018 Emerging Journalist fellow