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Oct. 27, 2016
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*Elizabeth Aguilera will join the staff of in October to cover Health and Social Services. She can be reached via email or Twitter.

*Callie Crossley’s compilation of commentaries on race took first place at the National Association of Black Journalists Conference.

*Alice Driver and Anne-Marie Slaughter recently published a piece on the power mothers of the disappeared in Latin America.

*Melita M. Garza was honored with the Joseph McKerns Research Grant Award from the American Journalism Historians Association.

*JAWS board member Angela Greiling Keane has joined POLITICO Pro as deputy technology editor.

*The fictionalized Amazon series, “Good Girls Revolt,” inspired by Lynn Povich’s book, will premiere on Oct. 28 on Amazon Prime.

*Peggy (Margaret) Sands Orchowski is the new senior staff reporter of The Georgetowner.

*Katherine Ann Rowlands is a JSK Fellow at Stanford University looking at ways to overcome gender disparities in journalism.

*Annamarya Scaccia’s “Special Muscles,” about a boy living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, will screen at the New York Short Film Festival.

*Pat Sullivan has changed her personal email address to

*Reporter and editor Cassandra Vinograd (@cassvinograd) has left NBC News to freelance. She is based in London and seeking commissions in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

*Shoshana Walter’s investigation on the armed guard industry has now led to reforms. Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last month, the new law makes California’s oversight over the booming guard industry one of the strongest in the country.

*Celia Wexler’s “ Catholic Women Confront Their Church: Stories of Hurt and Hope” was published Sept. 30. Use code RLFANDF30 to save 30 percent on print or eBook from R&L.

*Stephanie Woodard’s article “ How the U.S. Government Is Helping Corporations Plunder Native Land” appeared in a recent issue of In These Times magazine.
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Member blog post: Pulitzer Prize and JAWS

By Meg Heckman, JAWS member

I spent a couple of days last fall in the basement of a library in rural Maine, picking through letters written by two sisters a century ago. I was there at the behest of the Pulitzer Prize organization, researching one of dozens of stories published this year to celebrate the prizes’ centennial.

Read more here.

Voting is open!

Last Friday, ballots were sent out for the 2016-2017 JAWS Board of Directors. JAWS members in good standing may vote; voting is closed to student and associate members. Anyone who renews their membership during the voting window can contact for a ballot. You may also contact if you believe you are a good member in standing and did not yet receive a ballot.

Voters can learn about the board nominees on the JAWS website. The new board will be announced on Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Conference and Mentoring Project in Roanoke, Va. Results will also be posted online.

Follow CAMP conversation on Twitter

Can’t make it to CAMP in Roanoke, Va., this weekend? Don’t fret; we’ve got you covered. Fellows will be covering the panels and sessions on

You can also tune in to Twitter to see the CAMP conversation. We’ve compiled lists of fellows and speakers on Twitter. For specific session hashtags, look at the session descriptions on SCHED.

President’s Letter: Fundraising and development update

By Sandra Fish, JAWS President

Starting this fall, the role of leading our fundraising and development efforts is shifting from former JAWS President Katherine Rowlands to current Operations Director Roxanne Foster.

Read more here.

Heading to CAMP? Airport transportation info

We are excited to see CAMPers in Roanoke. If you're flying into Roanoke and want to take he shuttle to the Hotel Roanoke, call 540-853-8230 to dispatch the hotel’s complimentary shuttle for an airport pick-up. Wait time can range from 10 to 25 minutes.

New items in the online auction 

The online auction closes on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 10:15 a.m. ET. You have only a few more days left to win the vacation of your dreams, the fun-filled dinner or that unparalleled professional advice. New items that have been added include a lunch with UN correspondent Edith Lederer and the opportunity to attend The OpEd Project’s Write to Change the World Workshop.

The bidding will be fast, furious and fun - don't miss out!

Social media webinar recap

‘Social Media for Journalists’ with Lisa Rossi

Earlier this month, JAWS held a social media webinar with Lisa Rossi, the storytelling coach at The Des Moines Register. She discussed various platforms, creating a social media plan and how women journalists can stay safe online. We’ll release the video recap next month. Stay tuned for more details.

Note from JAWS Operations Director Roxanne Foster

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