JAWS Gift Membership
Kick start your career with the JAWS network, webinars and more!
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.”
JAWS is here to help you grow your network and learn the new skills you need to succeed professionally with virtual networking, webinars, online training discounts and regional programming. We support each other personally and professionally, sharing job opportunities, contacts, knowledge and lived experiences to help each other succeed.
After your 90-day gift membership is up, you'll have the opportunity to join with a 1- or 2- year paid membership. 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.
You have several options for a JAWS membership.
*For purposes of this membership category, a student is defined as someone enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program for journalism.
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:
Associate members are entitled to all the privileges of membership except voting and pay the same dues and fees. The following people may join:
*For purposes of this membership category, a student is defined as someone currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program.
To join or give a gift by check, please make your check payable to Journalism and Women Symposium and mail to:
Journalism and Women Symposium
2885 Sanford Ave. SW, #29226,
Grandville, MI 49418-1342
JAWS currently offers an exchange membership rate for existing members of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). JAWS actively seeks collaborative partnerships with other journalism groups to promote cross-membership and attendance at events such as regional gatherings and our annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP).