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Jan. 25, 2017
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*Alice Driver published a photo essay on Mexico, “We Want to Stay Alive” in the winter 2017 World Policy Journal.

*Rita Henley Jensen will work as a research associate at Mt. Holyoke.

*Lottie Joiner was selected for the 2017 John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship in Criminal Justice Reporting.

*Publishing March 20, “Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives." Interested readers may contact Anne Michaud.

*Mira Lowe has been named the new director of the Innovation News Center (INC), the award-winning multimedia newsroom at the University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications.

*Annamarya Scaccia started working as a news writer for Romper, Bustle’s sister site for millennial parents.

*Rachel Louise Snyder will publish her third book, a decade-long investigation of domestic violence, with Bloomsbury in spring 2019.

*Lisen Stromberg’s book, “Work Pause Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career,” comes out on Jan. 31 and she will be heading out on a multi-city book tour​.

*Amy Wu was awarded a grant from the International Center for Journalists to pursue a multimedia project on minority women in agtech.
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President’s Letter: New programs for the new year

By Sandra Fish, JAWS President

As the new year begins, I’m giving thanks for all those who so kindly donated to our successful end-of-year fund drive.

But we’re especially thankful for Phuong Ly of the Institute for Justice and Journalism. She recently closed the nonprofit and contributed money to several journalism nonprofits, including a generous gift to Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS).

Her gift, suggested by former JAWS President Dawn Garcia, will help us in our goal to provide regional training sessions in the year to come.

And that goal is already in motion.

Southern California JAWS members held an audio training on Jan. 21, one that we’ll examine replicating.

We’re working to bring Jill Geisler’s leadership training to the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City this summer.

We’ve got some exciting webinars planned, too.

And of course, our Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) co-chairs, Marina Villeneuve and Lindsey Anderson, are hard at work coming up with a great program for Hot Springs, Arkansas.

So keep an eye on the members-only JAWS national listserv, our Facebook page and Twitter account. We’ll have more great news soon!

Join the CAMP 2017 submission review committee

Interested in helping plan CAMP 2017? By Feb. 10, the CAMP 2017 planning committee will sift through all the wonderful programming proposals we’ve received. Being a member will involve one or two conference calls. Email Lindsey Anderson or Marina Villeneuve if you’re interested!

Save the date: CAMP 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas

We have been gathering each year since the organization formed in 1984. CAMP offers professional development, training, inspiring speakers and an opportunity to support networking, mentoring and friendship among women in journalism. Mark Oct. 27 to 29 on your calendar and join us at the Hotel Arlington Resort and Spa in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

JAWS members-only site

Looking for members in your town, region or state? Visit Please also welcome these newest members. If your membership is past due, please renew!

You’re an important part of the JAWS network, and we’d like to keep you connected. If you have questions or concerns about JAWS, please feel free to call (720-722-3569) or email. JAWS office hours are Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 4 p.m., MT.

Get involved in JAWS

There are many ways to get involved in the organization, including becoming a member, connecting with your regional captain or shopping the JAWS Marketplace/AmazonSmile.

Upcoming events

Jan. 30: JAWS D.C. Happy Hour

Feb. 9: JAWS New England Winter Meetup

Feb. 26: JAWS D.C. February Gathering

Have an event? Email web manager Connie K. Ho.

Want to start a regional group? Contact regional chair Megan Sweas.

Putting a stop to manels

The lack of women or people of color on panels is a problem across virtually all professions. But JAWS wants to address this issue when it comes to panels discussing issues of importance to journalists. If you’re looking to diversify your panel, please fill out this form detailing the location, the subject matter, the date and time and other information about your panel. JAWS will use our member database to suggest and provide contact information for potential panelists.
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