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Causes: Arts & Culture, Printing & Publishing

Mission: Support personal growth of women in newsrooms

Programs: Annual journalism & women symposium camps were held with educational seminars and guest speakers

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

JAWS is indispensable as a source of positive connection and support for women journalists. That support comes in many vital forms -- sharing experiences, stimulating intellectual exchange and creating bonds based on shared professional interests and friendship. It is a group that is a vital core for women journalists of many ages and from many types of journalism.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

JAWS fills the huge gaps in education and training for women in journalism. Most newsrooms do not have the capacity or time to do training. JAWS does nuts and bolts training on using new media, digital equipment, editing, reporting, shooting stories, upgrading and improving one's skills, etc. This community of helps continues on a day to day basis through its daily email alerts, information sharing and help to individuals. It has extremely low administrative expenses and is a labor of love AND achievement.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Even in this economy, I would not miss the annual JAWS meeting. This group not only provides education, information and mentoring to members, it also keeps me up to date on issues and opportunities within the industry. It gives us training that helps us do our jobs better and allows us to learn practical dos and don'ts from people who have done it all. I put together my first video online at JAWS, loaded up my tweetdeck and started a Facebook page.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

JAWS is a valuable connector of writers and reporters of many generations, with a growing base of younger members who teach others the intricacies of social media networking techniques. It also offers techno workshops for members in sessions across the country to raise the skills of journalists in this very difficult transition. And it is a formidable force for networking, which remains important decades after the lawsuits have been resolved seeking to get more women in the door.
It also goes well beyond the mega-white girls in drawing in reporters and editors of different races and ethnicities -- never enough but enough so that it seems natural and is a base to build on.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

JAWS is an amazing organization of female journalists--simultaneously dead-serious and raucously funny, immensely supportive and highly challenging. From the very first time I attended "camp," the annual symposium, I was more than welcomed. People roped me into conversations and meals, offered their guest rooms if I ever traveled to their cities, were generous with their time and connections, and urged me to aim high and higher. These profound friends have asked me to double-check my sources, given me phone numbers and inside knowledge, and let me help them when I could. Give! Join! Come make new friends and connections, and change journalism into a field that better supports women!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a founding member and former Board member, JAWS has and continues to be an important part of my life in every way.
Professionally, I've valued the smart focused support and advice of fellow members.
These are incredible women, young and old, through whom the thread of women and journalism continues to educate and bond us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

JAWS offers women an embracing community in which those of us who have worked as journalists can share ideas and experiences, support one another and learn from each other. It's an invaluable resource and an inspirational community. Though I am not always able to get to the annual conferences, I value enormously the e-mail communications that JAWS members send to one another and the resources that the organization provides.

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Sandra F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Journalism and Women Symposium introduced me to some great friends, who offer support, job leads and wonderful camaraderie. This organization offers a variety of training opportunities, a great e-mail list and an annual conference that is second to none!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The Journalism and Women Symposium provides a number of excellent benefits:
Access to outstanding female achievers in media fields,
Updating of professional skills in a non-threatening environment,
Confidence-boosting opportunities,
Friendships with female peers,
Opportunities to keep up with industry trends and hear analyses of media issues by outstanding media professionals.

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Alicia S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

JAWs is a group of female journalists that actively supports other females through an e-mail list serve sharing jobs and ideas. And meets once a year in a cool place to listen to excellent (usually) female speakers and laugh a lot. It's a long weekend that allows everyone to recharge their batteries, renew friendships and remember why we love journalism and picked it as our chosen field.

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