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Science 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.”
A crowd-sourced video and photography project created by Fara Warner, Stacie Brew, and hundreds of women completing the phrase: “I am powerful because….” Men are welcome to join us by answering the phrase in reference to a woman they love, honor and respect. For example, “I am powerful because of my mother.”
Former JAWS president Megan Kamerick, of Albuquerque, N.M., talks about the importance of women writing and reporting the news. She discusses the need to get women’s voices in media and the responses female journalists receive about their work.
JAWS member and educator Michele Weldon narrated an animated lesson on journalism for TED-Ed. She explains that journalism can be much more than reporting. An authentic, human narrative touches audiences and keeps them reading. Learn how to shape a human-centered news story, and the importance of facts, context and heart.
Former JAWS president Megan Kamerick, of Albuquerque, N.M., talks about the importance of women writing and reporting the news. She presents some startling examples of biased coverage and interesting statistics on why we need more women by lines.