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Board member blog post: Don’t miss out on CAMP in Roanoke, Va.

By Justine Griffin, JAWS Board Member

Can you believe the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) is already next month?

A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes at the Journalism and Women Symposium to put together the programming for CAMP.

From selecting a neat city and comfortable hotel, to bringing together an impressive lineup of speakers and all the logistics in between, it’s been work, but also collaborative. A lot of our members have volunteered countless hours to put all these pieces in place.

In Memory: Carole Kay


JAWS member Carole Ashkinaze Kay, a pioneering journalist who served as the first woman on the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s editorial board, died of cancer Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in hospice in Atlanta.

Carole shared her hospice news with JAWS and her other friends in early August, continuing to read the email list and sharing her life on Facebook.

“Journalism and Women Symposium members are saddened by Carole’s passing,” said JAWS President Sandra Fish. “Carole and her career embodied the JAWS mission to support ‘the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism’ and to work ’toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.’ “

Board member blog post: A safe space to vent about ageism

LKJBy Linda Kramer Jenning, JAWS Board Member

A friend, also a member of JAWS, told me recently about an unnerving experience on the Metro. Someone stood up and offered her a seat.

She did not think that she looked old enough to warrant the offer. She’s trim and fit. When we talked about it, she explained that she didn’t feel “old inside.”

I know what she means. Busy writing a story or grading papers or taking a break to go to spin class, in my head I don’t feel my age. However, I am happy to claim a senior discount whenever I can. I also like the fact that decades in journalism means I had notes from covering Hillary Clinton in the 1990s that I could dig up to use in a recent column.

It’s not easy figuring out how to age in our profession.

Board member blog post: Meeting the women behind the bylines

By Amy Resnick, JAWS Treasurer

My favorite professor told me more than 20 years ago that to be a good journalist and a good consumer of news, you had to study bylines. Learn what different journalists stand for and learn who you trust. What I love about JAWS is that it has enabled me to go even further, to meet the women behind so many of the bylines I have read and get to know them and trust them and to be part of a community that includes them.

Board member blog post: The JAWS Marketplace, coming soon to a digital device near you

iphone-624709_640By Pamela Moreland, JAWS Board Member

In a world when goods and services are at your fingertips 24/7, isn’t it time that you’re to be able to order JAWS gear anytime, anywhere, from any mobile device?

Yes, it is time. And soon, that dream will be a reality.

For almost a year, the JAWS board has been working on a plan to create the JAWS Marketplace, an online home for JAWS goods. From coffee mugs to T-shirts, reusable canvas bags to iPhone covers and yoga pants, the JAWS Marketplace will be the digital headquarters for merchandise emblazoned with JAWS logos.

Board member blog post: Build leadership skills with JAWS board

By Angela Greiling Keane, JAWS Board Member

I joined an amazing group of women one recent weekend in Washington to hear from the talented Jill Geisler about honing leadership skills. It was the second in what I hope will be a longer series of JAWS leadership trainings for which Jill has generously given her time.

One thing that struck me about the participants was that most of them, like myself, weren’t freshly minted college graduates. Most were seasoned, midcareer professionals looking to up our game and our careers through newsroom leadership. Jill’s message was one of empowerment, showing us not just how to be journalism leaders but also how to frame the experience many of us already have to show our aptitude for management or for leading from positions we’re already in.