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Graduate Member Package

Start off with JAWS and join as a Graduate Member!

2020 and 2021 journalism graduates may join at a reduced rate. These members also get FREE ACCESS to both 2020 CAMP on Demand and 2021 CAMP - October 15-17, which will be online and on demand.


**This page is for prospective JAWS members. If you are RENEWING A MEMBERSHIP, including those that have lapsed, please visit our MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL PAGE.**




Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) brings together working journalists and journalism educators and researchers from across the country to share resources, support, training and information about issues that affect women in our field. We meet in person and online in an atmosphere of mutual support and allow each other a chance to exercise the tongue instead of biting it.


We characterize our mission this way: “JAWS supports the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and works toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.” 


Apply now!

Add your name to the roster of incredible women in the JAWS directory by becoming a member of the Journalism and Women Symposium, one of the few national organizations that devotes itself to women in journalism. To join online, select the appropriate membership level from the buttons on the top right-hand side of this page (or at the bottom of this page on your mobile device).


Five reasons to join! You get:


  1. A growing network of JAWS women who can offer motivation, support and ideas, not to mention the all-important comic relief and camaraderie; we have regional groups and captains hosting events in different hubs across the country.
  2. The JAWS directory with your name and contact information as well as those of hundreds of other JAWS members.
  3. Access to the JAWS private Facebook group, allowing you to communicate with JAWS members around the country and share ideas, experiences, and news affecting women that you may not see reported elsewhere.
  4. Access to the private JAWS members-only website.
  5. Free members-only webinars and this year for graduates, FREE registration to our annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP). 


Who Can Join JAWS

All memberships are subject to board approval. There are two categories of membership: voting and associate. The membership criteria are as follows:

Voting membership is open to:

  • Journalists who are employed in digital news; broadcast, cable or online TV; radio or podcasts; newspapers; news services or syndicates; magazines; and social platforms that disseminate news and information. Recent graduates who are looking for employment in these areas.
  • Journalists whose primary occupation is freelancing in the fields listed above.
  • Journalism educators and administrators.
  • People whose primary occupation is research or publishing in the field of journalism.
  • People employed by organizations dedicated to serving journalists.

Associate members are entitled to all the privileges of membership except voting and pay the same dues and fees. The following people may join:

  • Students* of journalism and those active in campus media at the college level or above
  • Former journalists with at least three years of experience and who embrace or further the mission of Journalism and Women Symposium
  • Freelance journalists who meet all of the following criteria:
    • Currently spend less than 50 percent of their time working for independent news organizations 
    • Who do not pitch stories on behalf of clients to other journalists
    • Have no media relations role
    • Who embrace or further the mission of Journalism and Women Symposium.

*For purposes of this membership category, a student is defined as someone currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.



How to Join or Renew:

To join online, select the appropriate membership level from the buttons on the top right-hand side of this page (or at the bottom of this page on your mobile device).


To join or give a gift by check, please make your check payable to Journalism & Women Symposium and mail to:


Journalism and Women Symposium
2885 Sanford Ave. SW, #29226,
Grandville, MI 49418-1342


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Graduate membership purchase. After your purchase, you will receive a discount code for FREE access to 2020 CAMP on Demand. When 2021 CAMP is set and tickets are available, you will receive a code to attend for FREE.

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