JAWS Membership Renewal DISCOUNT
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 buck this trend. To encourage you to renew (or rejoin), we are excited to offer 25% off for your renewal!
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.
But we can only continue to do this with your support and membership. Women journalists around the nation need you in these unprecedented times. We hope you will continue to support the sisterhood of JAWS.
For existing members, we know that times are tough and want you to know we’re here for you. If you need any help or support, please don’t hesitate to let us know by emailing email@example.com. We are also offering to waive JAWS 2020 membership dues for economic hardship [insert link to economic hardship waiver here.]
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.”
Add your name to the roster of incredible women in the JAWS directory by renewing your membership with 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. Learn more about JAWS through our FAQ.
*For purposes of this membership category, a student is defined as someone enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program for journalism.
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).