JAWS Membership HARDSHIP WAIVER
We want you back! To celebrate your return/renewal, we’re offering a big discount to thank you for keeping JAWS strong in these challenging times.
In this historic moment, we must stand together to fulfill JAWS’ mission of supporting women in journalism and working toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society. Women, underrepresented in U.S. newsrooms even before COVID-19, are already suffering higher unemployment than men during this crisis – and the numbers are even worse for women of color.
We need each other more than ever to collectively buck this trend. We are stronger together! But we know the tangible problems facing our memebrs, and journalists all over the country. Right now, we're offering hardship waivers for current members. You can extend your membership for 2, 4 or 6 months, delaying your renewal and continuing to be part of the JAWS coomunity.
Journalism and Women Symposium is here to help you grow your network and learn new skills 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, and work relentlessly to grow equity and inclusion in the industry.
But we can only continue to do all this with your membership and involvement. Women journalists around the globe need you in these unprecedented times.
If you're at risk of losing your memebrship because of a loss of work, furlough, or other conisderations, please act now to request a waiver on your membership. Stay with JAWS today to strengthen the sisterhood and help more women journalists succeed together.
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.”
There are two categories of membership: voting and associate. All memberships are subject to board approval. If your work or education circumstances have changed, you're welcome to renew under a more accurate category. JAWS operations may contact you in the event of such changes (for example, to confirm enrollment in a journalism degree program or a career change that makes a member eligible for voting memebrship). The membership criteria are as follows:
Voting membership (including Emerging Professional and Lifetime membership) is open to:
Associate members (including Student 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 & Women Symposium and mail to:
Journalism and Women Symposium
2885 Sanford Ave. SW, #29226,
Grandville, MI 49418-1342
JAWS currently offers an exchange memebrship rate for existing memebrs 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).