Category Archives: Work We Do

Join the JAWS Board and make everlasting connections

By Alex Hinojosa Before joining the JAWS Board I was rather timid and unsure of myself. What was this organization? How could I make a difference? Through the encouragement of Kate Gannon, the former regional captain of the Borderland JAWS group, I attended my first CAMP conference, a gathering that combines professional development, productive training, […]

Member blog post: The JAWS Marketplace is open!

jawsmarketplaceBy Pam Moreland, JAWS member

That’s right; think about JAWS–and the online JAWS Marketplace–during the upcoming weeks of holiday gift giving.

Stylish hoodies. Yoga mats. Coffee cups and water bottles. T-shirts in a myriad of styles. Outfits for the baby, the doggies and for your BFF. All emblazoned with the JAWS logo.

Member blog post: Pulitzer Prize and JAWS

MegHeckmanHeadshotBy Meg Heckman, JAWS member

I spent a couple of days last fall in the basement of a library in rural Maine, picking through letters written by two sisters a century ago. I was there at the behest of the Pulitzer Prize organization, researching one of dozens of stories published this year to celebrate the prizes’ centennial.

My task was to find out about Laura Richards and Maude Howe Elliott, the first two women to ever win the Pulitzer. Together, they produced a sweeping biography of their mother, the abolitionist and suffragist Julia Ward Howe. (If that names takes you back to grade school history, it’s probably because she also wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic.) Their accomplishment was, as I noted in the story, especially remarkable given the limited opportunities for women during that time.

Writing about science – Interview with Casey Rentz

casey_rentzScience journalist Casey Rentz talks about the beauty and perils of covering science as a part of the womanKind video series, whose mission is “to increase the appreciation and recognition of women’s everyday contributions through positive dialogue, thereby challenging perceptions of success and visibility, and furthering the advancement of women in all aspects of society.”

Edie Lederer – 50 years of covering war and peace

edie_lederer_50th_anniversaryThis article was originally posted in the Connecting Newsletter.

By Linda Deutsch, JAWS member

The byline is familiar to all who read international news: Edith M. Lederer. But to her world of friends and colleagues she is even more well known by her nickname, Edie. As she marks her 50th anniversary with the Associated Press, Edie Lederer may be the longest serving woman reporter in AP history. (This writer put in 48 years).