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Celebrating a JAWS Founder, Fran Lewine, Who Would Have Been 100 Years Old This Month

Fran Lewine, one of the founding members of the Journalism & Women’s Symposium, would have been 100 years old this month. JAWS has honored her over the years with the Fran Lewine Interview Project to record the stories of women who made a mark in journalism. Fran was a leader among women journalists in the […]

You and the National Women & Media Collection

By Jean Gaddy Wilson, founding member of JAWS, the International Women & Media Foundation and the National Women & Media Collection. You haven’t gotten this far in media without initiating extraordinary actions and insights.   Your point-of-view, your stories, investigations, new media ventures, your career innovations in slip-sliding technology, are priceless.  We’re saying everything you’ve kept […]

How to: Pre-recorded presentations

Meeting recording available here: https://vimeo.com/478134710/4d98fad55c Recorded on: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, 12 p.m. ET OBJECTIVES: support those pre-recording presentations in how to setup and deliver their pre-recording and turn it over to JAWS; provide insight into the platform that will be used and how live and pre-recorded sessions will show up and be engaged with […]

JAWS #CAMPOnDEMAND: Presenters’ Guide

Each presenter was invited to the PheedLoop platform, into the Speaker Portal. Please check your email (including junk/spam) for anything from PheedLoop. If you are still unable to locate any information, send an email to support@jaws.org. That portal includes information about what JAWS needs from presenters, your session information as it shows on the conference […]

JAWS today: Advancing women is advancing journalism

25th President Mira Lowe

“When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.” ― Florida Scott-Maxwell For 35 years, JAWS has been a unique sisterhood, fostering connections between women journalists and supporting them in the profession. It has served as a source of information and inspiration, a place […]

JAWS at 35: Unspoken, unquiet missions

Jane Marshall

This is what I know about the first JAWS gathering, 35 years ago this month at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado: As organizer Tad Bartimus led our troop of 15 up to a mountain cabin to hear Jean Gaddy Wilson report on the number of women in newsrooms and editor’s offices (bleak); as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yumi Wilson resigns as JAWS President

The Journalism & Women Symposium is grateful to Yumi Wilson for her service as president of the Board of Directors during a challenging year and a half of growth and change. Under JAWS bylaws, Vice President Lindsey Anderson will become interim president, continuing to work closely with President-Elect Mira Lowe, who will begin her two-year […]

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 […]