Step up and be counted!
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. Learn more about JAWS through our FAQ
Those currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program who demonstrate an interest in journalism may join at a discounted rate, as non-voting members.
New Voting Member: $50 for the first year
Continuing Voting Member: $75 a year — $140 for two years
Emerging Professional: $100 ($50 for each of first two years after leaving school)
Recent graduates who are working in journalism are eligible for a reduced membership rate of $50 a year for the first two years after they leave school. Emerging professionals have voting privileges.
Associate Member: $75 a year
Associate members have access to resources on the website and can participate in regional and national gatherings and online activities such as listservs, webinars and tweet chats. Associate members are NOT eligible to vote and cannot hold office.
Lifetime Member: $1,200
*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 & 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).