This year’s Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) will take place October 15-17 online and on demand

The CAMP committee is hard at work, developing a theme and getting things started. The theme is “Re-emerging and reimagining: What’s next for women in journalism?” The idea behind the theme is to look forward, from the tumultuous events of the past year and a half and to envision how we can make journalism a healthier, saner, stronger and more trusted profession.

The committee held its first meeting June 8, so the planning is just in its earliest stages, but the initial idea is to focus Day 1 of CAMP on these questions: What do we reimagine, post-2020? What’s next for journalism? Day 2 would focus on these questions: How do we implement what we reimagine? What needs to happen to move us where we want to go? Day 3 questions, to be discussed in a Town Hall format: What did we learn from these panels and conversations? What conclusions can we draw?

If you have ideas about what you want from CAMP, please write to committee co-chair Barbara Selvin, The committee has three more meetings scheduled for the summer: June 30, July 19 and August 9. Even if you can’t make all of those dates, please reach out!

Current committee members:
Co-chairs: Barbara Selvin, Mira Lowe
Andrea Shalal
Lisa Shepard
Gwyneth Doland
Megan Kamerick
E.J. Graff
Melissa Cassutt
Eloiza Altoro
Tanya Gazdik
Linda Jue, ex officio

Couldn’t make it to last year’s CAMP?

Register here for On-Demand access and watch all of the sessions at your own convenience:

Tickets cost $50 and once you have registered you will have access to all of the #CAMPOnDEMAND resources until December 2021.

Watch sessions from award-winning journalist and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien, The 19th* founders Amanda Zamora and Errin Haines, Outlier Media Founder Sarah Alvarez, and Senior Vice President of DEI, NBCU News Group Yvette Miley. You’ll also have access to all of the conference panels, including discussions on the future of journalism, diversity, equity and inclusion and journalistic responses to the events of 2020. 


We couldn’t hold this conference without support from sponsors.

If you are interested in sponsoring, please view the JAWS Sponsorship Prospectus and submit this form. A JAWS representative will follow up with you shortly.

For more information or to secure a sponsorship opportunity, contact Interim Executive Director Eloiza Altoro at or (414) 333-6716.

2020 CAMP Media sponsors

College of Communications, Arts & Science at Michigan State University
Pensions and investments

2020 CAMP Advocates

Medill at Northwestern University

2020 camp partners