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July 29, 2016
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*Stephanie Beasley received a “Bringing Home the World” reporting fellowship from the International Center for Journalists and will be traveling to Havana, Cuba.

*Jena Heath recently launched Our China Stories, a collection of oral histories of Chinese adoptees. They are continuing to record stories, so please spread the word.

*Jill Lawrence won the National Press Club’s Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis for three pieces; two for Politico Magazine (on why Elizabeth Warren wouldn’t run and Hillary Clinton’s path to 270) and one for U.S. News (on why Bernie Sanders might take off).

*Lori Robinson was selected as one of 12 International Center for Journalists’ 2016 “Bringing Home the World” fellows. She’ll report on Afro-Colombian conflict victims.

*Miranda Spivack joined DePauw as Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism.

*Rachel Louise Snyder wrote about the SCOTUS ruling on domestic violence and guns for The New Yorker and an essay about the burden and beauty of writers and memory for Lithub.
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Board member blog post: Meeting the women behind the bylines

By Amy Resnick, JAWS Treasurer

My favorite professor told me more than 20 years ago that to be a good journalist and a good consumer of news, you had to study bylines. Learn what different journalists stand for and learn who you trust.

Read more here.

President’s Letter: Last call for fellowship campaign donations, JAWS board nominations

By Sandra Fish, JAWS President

Give a little? Or a little more? We’re still a ways from our crowdfunding goal to bring 13 wonderful women to CAMP as fellows. If you haven’t already donated, consider kicking in a little (though we’d take a lot too!). If each member kicked in just $10 this week, we’ll meet our fundraising goal of $15,000.

I’ve already asked my friends and family to donate (and many of them have, including a few who surprised me!) via email, Twitter and Facebook. I’d urge you to seek out help from your friends too. In the meantime, today I’ll be going to our crowdfunding site to give just a little bit more! I hope you’ll join me!

On another matter, someone needs to replace me. Not immediately, I’ll be JAWS president through CAMP 2017, and my successor will take over as president-elect this October. But we are also looking to build the board of the future, so we’re seeking nominations that the membership can vote on in October, with terms to begin after our Sunday morning membership meeting at CAMP.

Read more here.

Transportation to, from and at JAWS CAMP

By Bobbi Olson, JAWS member

Where the heck is Roanoke, Virginia?

If you draw a straight line from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta, somewhere in the middle you’ll find Roanoke, Virginia. Roanoke is by the Blue Ridge Mountains, off the Appalachian Trail, in southern Virginia, at the tip of the Shenandoah Valley region. Yes, there are ways to get there.

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JAWS attends UNITY Caucus

By Lottie Joiner, Washington, D.C. co-regional captain

In June, JAWS attended the third annual UNITY Diversity Caucus. UNITY Journalists for Diversity advocates fair and accurate coverage of diverse communities including race, nationality, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation. The organization also encourages media outlets to hire staff who reflect the country’s diversity.

Read more 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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