Category Archives: Work We Do

We need your book submissions for Books & Browse at JAWS CAMP in Austin

Books & Browse       Calling all authors of new books for Books & Browse participants at CAMP 2022!   Hi, Jawdesses!   Do you have a new book out published between October 2021 and October 2022 you would like to feature at JAWS camp? We are looking to have a brief panel discussion with […]

Eloiza Altoro Named Executive Director of JAWS

Eloiza Altoro

I’ve just been named (permanent) executive director of JAWS! Here’s why I’m so excited about the next 90 days By Eloiza Altoro I’m honored and excited to take on the permanent role of the Journalism & Women Symposium’s executive director. This incredible opportunity marks the beginning of a new chapter for the organization, whose mission […]

Every dollar you give – up to $5,000 – will be matched by a generous donor. Keep reading!

I hope you’ve been as inspired by this year’s love letters to JAWS as I have. Dawn Garcia’s incredible tale of how JAWS supported her when she became the first Latina editor in her newsroom made me cheer. Georgia Dawkins’ story of how JAWS helped her tell her truth and then carried her through the aftermath made me […]

Savor Dawn Garcia’s heartfelt love letter to remember why JAWS is so special – and why it deserves your support

First published Nov. 26, 2021 Dear JAWS sisters, I first learned about JAWS as I was joining a newsroom that did not welcome the new Latina editor – me – hired instead of the guys they knew. It was my first official leadership role in a newsroom, and it was lonely. At my first JAWS […]

Georgia Dawkins’ love letter on JAWS and the sisterhood — and why it deserves your support in this season. When you give what you can, JAWS can give back to you all year.

Dearest JAWS sisters, JAWS helped me tell the truth — and changed my life. In 2014, as a JAWS fellow, I fell in love with CAMP — and with the validation, compassion, and acceptance that I felt all around me. This incredibly diverse group of women in different career phases and stages of life made […]

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.