Category Archives: Work We Do

JAWS Health Journalism Fellowship

JAWS Health Journalism Fellowship in partnership with The Commonwealth Fund is a unique opportunity for emerging and early career journalists who have an interest in and passion for upping their health care reporting skills. Application deadline: 5 p.m. ET, November 7, 2022.  Questions? Contact Liz Seegert, project director, . The Inaugural Journalism & Women Symposium  […]

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, […]