JOURNALISM AND WOMEN SYMPOSIUM

Rating: 4.9 stars   21 reviews

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Location: Mu School of Journalish 1 Neff Hall Columbia MO 65211 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've met a variety of amazing women in journalism who have mentored me, recommended me for jobs and freelance assignments. I've hired women as a result of JAWS and been hired as a result of JAWS. It also has kept me informed about key issues within the industry.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Wish it had a broader funding base to allow it to grow.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

finding freelance work

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make the annual conference one day longer!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just joined JAWS last fall and have already benefited from the interesting and relevant discussions on the listserv.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

good information, educational opportunities and connections with other women journalists.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Even though I'm a retiree, this organization has kept me informed about the progress of women journalists and has given all of us, from students to retirees, a voice. We have contacts with the most knowledgeable people in our profession and can learn continually.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've made friends and learned from other journalists.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more than one national "camp" and hold events in more easily accessible locations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a young journalist, JAWS gave me a fellowship to attend the annual symposium, where I made invaluable connections in my field. I have been a member of other professional journalism organizations, like SPJ, but have found JAWS to be the most nurturing of young talent, and the fastest to adapt to the changing media landscape.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The annual symposium provides opportunities for female journalists that cannot be found anywhere else. It offers training to journalists at all stages in their careers, and continues this organization's ongoing dialogue about what it means to be a woman working in the media.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I am not sure what changes I would make.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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