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March 28, 2016
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*Joanne Bamberger’s book “Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox” was named a finalist for a Forward Reviews' Indiefab Book Award in two categories: Anthologies and Women's Studies.

*Carolyn Cerbin has been promoted to senior news editor of USA TODAY, where she’ll lead the USA TODAY NETWORK digital team and supervise late-night print editions of USA TODAY and its “Butterfly” edition.

*Jill Geisler has a new (free) podcast, courtesy of Loyola Chicago, Q&A: Leadership and Integrity in the Digital Age.

*Jennifer Hemmerdinger launched a new food blog called Dinger Dives In. Her goal is to show that eating healthy is exciting, not expensive and relatively easy.

*Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn has signed on as contributing editor for Women, Art and Culture with The Los Angeles Review of Books.

*Christina M. Paschyn’s film “A Struggle for Home: The Crimean Tatars” won the Best International Film award at the D.C. Independent Film Fest.

*Merrill Perlman has stepped down as president of the American Copy Editors Society Education Fund after eight years, though she is staying on the board, and has been elected to the parent ACES board.  

*Brigid Schulte took over as director of New America’s work life and gender equity program, The Better Life Lab.

*After two years in Afghanistan working with journalists and the U.S. government, Lisa Shepard has returned to the D.C. area and is looking for a job. Email if you have any ideas or leads.

*Beverly Wettenstein has published “Women Make News & History Every Day Database” on her website.
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Board member blog post: Danyel Smith and Aminda “Mindy” Marqués Gonzalez to present keynotes at CAMP

By Justine Griffin, JAWS Vice President and CAMP Co-chair

Here are two great reasons to come to the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) this fall in Roanoke, Va.: Our keynoters will be Danyel Smith, cultural lead at “The Undefeated” for ESPN, and Aminda “Mindy” Marqués Gonzalez, the executive editor and vice president of news for The Miami Herald.

Danyel recently joined ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” which explores the intersections of race, sports and culture, as culture lead. She was a 2013-2014 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Previously, Danyel was editor of Billboard, editor-at-large at Time Inc., and editor-in-chief of VIBE.

Danyel is the co-founder of HRDCVR, a design-centered hardcover media project created by diverse teams for a diverse world. She has written for ESPN The Magazine, the Guardian, NPR, CNN, Rolling Stone, Condé Nast Media Group and The New York Times. Danyel teaches at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. She was born and raised in California, but lives in Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Mindy began her journalism career as an intern at The Miami Herald and rose through the ranks to become the daily newspaper’s first Hispanic editor in 2010. She is only the second woman to hold the post.

Mindy has been a metro reporter, assistant city editor, deputy metro editor and features editor, directing The Herald’s local, state and community news operations. She was also the Miami bureau chief for People magazine, overseeing coverage for the southeastern United States, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Read more here.

President’s Letter: Inclusion Solutions

By Sandra Fish, JAWS President

When it comes to inclusion, we can all do a better job.

Read more here.

Morgan State University students participate in multimedia training

By Gina Setser, JAWS Board Member

Following up on a successful faculty training at Morgan State University, a team including Michelle Johnson of Boston University, freelancer April Bailey and Susy Schultz of Columbia College trained a group of 10 students on Feb. 3-4.

Read more here.

How to prepare for a journalism job fair

By Lottie Joiner and Connie K. Ho, JAWS members

The Journalism and Women Symposium was a co-organizer of the third annual Washington, D.C., Journalism Job Fair held March 19 and hosted by the Georgetown University’s Master’s in Journalism Program.

Read more here.

Member blog post: Think like a freelancer

By Jessica Langlois and Elina Shatkin, JAWS members

Although the talking points at a recent SoCal JAWS gathering on the business of freelancing were about how to get work and get paid, the strongest takeaway from the afternoon of 20 women swapping tips and horror stories was that independent journalists need a tribe.

Read more here.

Tips for audio storytelling

Explore the power of audio narrative with a team from Reveal, the new investigative public radio show and podcast from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

Read more here.

How to be a leader in the newsroom

This one-day workshop for existing and emerging journalism leaders addressed the skills needed in today’s media organizations, from legacy to startup.

Read a recap about the daylong program here.

Operations Director Corner

By Roxanne Foster, JAWS Operations Director

Please join me in welcoming 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. My office hours are Tuesday and Thursday, noon to 4 p.m., MT.

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