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Dec. 27, 2016
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*Former JAWS President Jodi Enda edited, reported and oversaw publication of CNN’s book on the presidential race, “Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything.”

*Dina Gold is appearing in Atlanta for an event Jan. 9, 12 and 19.

*Jane Isay sent the manuscript of her book, “Unconditional Love: A GPS for Grandparents,” to her publisher one day ahead of deadline.

*Melissa Ludtke is taking her transmedia storytelling project Touching Home in China on the road, doing outreach to educators about its new Open Source digital curriculum.

*Lara Salahi has secured a bid to host an Associated Press Media Editors regional workshop in New England in 2017. Anyone who is interested in the workshop can sign up to receive word when dates, agendas and instructors are set.
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President’s Letter: A look back at 2016, getting ready for 2017

By Sandra Fish, JAWS President

As 2016 comes to a close, I want to offer thanks to everyone who’s done so much for Journalism and Women Symposium this year. So many people have contributed it would be impossible to name you all. You’ve helped JAWS put on another great Conference and Mentoring Program in Roanoke, Va., hold three successful daylong regional training sessions, continue our work of mentoring each other and building relationships and more.

From board members to committee volunteers to trainers and mentors to our great JAWS staff members, your support is invaluable. For those who’ve contributed financially to help support our fellows and our programming, we thank you profusely. That support supplements our dues to provide our services to women journalists.

We’re planning for an even better 2017, with more regional trainings and another wonderful CAMP in Hot Springs, Ark. (You haven’t checked Arkansas off your 50-state list? Here’s your chance!)

But we’ll still need your help. If you didn’t chip in on Giving Tuesday, there’s still time to help out JAWS and get a tax deduction before the end of the year.

Even a few dollars can make a difference.

So consider this:

  • • Donate to JAWS in honor or memory of a fellow woman journalist.
  • Ask a friend or family member to donate to JAWS in lieu of a gift.
  • How many emails did you send to the JAWS list last year seeking or offering help? Considering donating $1 per email!
  • Tally up how much you spend at the coffee shop each week (for me, it’s often $25 to $30, including tips), and donate that amount to JAWS.
  • Or do all of the above!

Read more here.

Propose a session for CAMP 2017

By Lindsey Anderson, JAWS CAMP 2017 Co-Chair

Somehow 2016 has flown by, and we’re already preparing for the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) in Hot Springs, Ark., next October.

We want next year’s CAMP to inspire you, encourage you and teach you something new – but we need your help.

Read more here.

5 videos to watch

By Connie K. Ho, JAWS Web Manager

Relive some of the great conversations from CAMP 2016 with video recaps of some of the panels.

Aminda ‘Mindy’ Marqués, Executive Editor and Vice President, Miami Herald
Aminda ‘Mindy’ Marqués shared why a sense of humor, clear priorities and believing in herself were critical in her path to success.

Danyel Smith, Culture Lead, ESPN’s The Undefeated
Danyel Smith shared her personal challenges and triumphs.

Fran Lewine Memorial Interview with Kathy Bonk
Watch a conversation with three journalism veterans.

The JAWS CAMP Experience, Roanoke, Va. 2016
Hear from longtime JAWS CAMP attendees as well as first-timers about why CAMP is a unique opportunity.

The JAWS Fellows Experience, Roanoke, Va. 2016
Hear directly from several of the 2016 fellows about their experience.

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