Ends on June 28, 2019

The Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) will bring two Boylan v. NYT fellows to our annual Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP) for three days of training, networking and professional development. This year’s JAWS CAMP will be held at The Williamsburg Lodge  in Williamsburg, Virginia Sept. 20- 22, 2019.


The JAWS CAMP focuses on strengthening core journalism skills, building personal careers and developing strategies for success in the evolving media landscape. Participants move toward improving gender parity in our profession, empowering women in leadership and management, and encouraging a more accurate portrayal of the whole society. Participants enjoy a dynamic weekend filled with inspiring speakers, motivating career development sessions as well as rewarding networking and mentoring opportunities. JAWS is an experience that has helped launch countless careers and ignited lifelong friendships.


The fellowships are offered to women journalists of color, in honor of the women who have fought for equality in newsrooms. A Legacy Fund fellowship pays for transportation, lodging and conference registration, which includes most meals. 


Fellows will be asked to participate in the weekend’s events (which include engaging with our keynote speakers, possibly presenting their work to our membership, and more) and to participate in promotional videos to help spread the word about CAMP and JAWS fellowships. 


A working newswoman of color with at least three years of professional experience. We invite applicants from communities traditionally underrepresented in the media.

Professional journalism experience includes up to one full year of campus news publication/broadcast experience, paid and unpaid internship experience, as well as contract, freelance, part-time and full-time work.


To apply, please create a one-time, free account with submittable.com and complete the online application, which includes:

  1. A one-page résumé.
  2. Two samples of your professional, published work in journalism (links or documents). All work samples must be provided in English.
  3. Brief descriptions of your submitted samples
  4. A personal statement (no more than 500 words). Describe how your work and professional values align with the mission of JAWS and demonstrate your commitment to journalism. Also tell us why you would need financial assistance to attend CAMP.
  5. Letter of recommendation from a supervisor (professor, editor, etc.) who knows your work. We would prefer to receive the recommendation letter attached with the rest of your application. However, if your recommender would rather email the letter directly to the fellowship committee (jawsfellows@gmail.com), please ask him/her to include your first and last name in the subject line.

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT June 28, 2019.

Any application that doesn’t comply with these instructions will not be considered.

If you have any questions about the fellowship or the application process, please contact the JAWS fellowship committee at jawsfellows@gmail.com. For more information and updates about this year’s CAMP, please visit the JAWS website at www.jaws.org.

About JAWS' Legacy Fund
The Legacy Fund supports special projects that enrich the work of the Journalism and Women Symposium. A committee, composed of JAWS members, oversees Legacy initiatives and financial direction. Money derived from donations and bequests to the Legacy Fund honors the work and dedication of exemplary JAWS members.