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Fri, December 04, 2020
The Future of Journalism: Forging the Path Together — online from Dec. 4-6.
Fri, December 04, 2020
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Wed, September 23, 2020 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Wed, May 20, 2020 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us for a virtual social hour at 6-7 p.m. ET Friday, March 27.
Fri, March 27, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Learn about the podcasting industry from an independent perspective.
Wed, March 25, 2020 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Mon, February 24, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Learn how to powerfully craft the story of your career and amplify it with your online presence in this webinar with Amanda Hirsch. This webinar is for JAWS members only.
Wed, February 12, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In this workshop led by journalist and JAWS member Claritza Jiménez Jan. 22, participants will dig into their money mindset and philosophy and gain practical action steps.
Wed, January 22, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Journalism & Women Symposium has been around for more than 30 years, supporting the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and working toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.

As you consider who and what you support, please think of donating to the Journalism and Women Symposium. Help us fulfill our mission of advancing women in journalism and working toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.

The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2019” from  Women's Media Center shows that despite some gains, men still dominate in every part of news, entertainment and digital media.

Here are some facts you may not know:

  • The American Society of News Editors’ latest tally found that women comprised only 41.7 percent and people of color only 22.6 percent of the overall workforce in responding newsrooms.
  • Sports desks at 75 of the nation’s newspapers and online news sites earned a “D+” for gender and racial diversity, combined, and a sixth consecutive “F” for lack of gender equity, according to the “Racial and Gender Report Card,” commissioned by the Associated Press Sports Editors
  • Women own only 7.4 percent of the nation’s commercial TV stations, according to the federal government’s most recent tally.
  • The percentage of White and male workers in newsrooms was higher than in that of the overall U.S. workforce, according to the Pew Research Center.
  • Male congressional journalists had twice as many followers and maintained a higher profile on Twitter than did women congressional journalists, according to researchers from George Washington and Calvin Universities.

JAWS tackles these issues head-on with a combination of training, mentoring, and networking. Each year we support a group of emerging women journalists to attend our annual Conference and Mentoring Program (CAMP) with fellowships and match them with mentors who give guidance on career planning, self-advocacy and leadership. We have brought top-notch speakers such as Gloria Steinem, Jill Abramson, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Dorothy Butler Gilliam to inspire and challenge our members. We offer multimedia training to keep our members competitive in a challenging environment. We are proud of our success stories, but we need your help to continue and grow.

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