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Friday, October 28
 

7:00am

Breakfast: Board and Fellows
Friday October 28, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am
Shenandoah B

8:00am

Board of Directors Meeting
The 2015-16 board of directors’ final meeting.

Friday October 28, 2016 8:00am - 11:00am
Shenandoah A

11:00am

Freelance Free For All Workshop (PRE-REGISTRATION ON MEMBERS.JAWS.ORG)

So you want to freelance, maybe part time, maybe full time? Maybe you just got laid off and you’re freaking out. Come hear several panels on how to pitch, where to pitch, how much to charge and how to navigate freelance contracts. There will be three 45-minute panels (followed by Q. and A.) and a practice Pitchapalooza. We’ll have more than a dozen panelists on hand throughout the day to discuss the topic, including freelance writers, copy editors, videographers and more. Pre-registration on members.jaws.org is required.

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Speakers
avatar for Joanne Bamberger

Joanne Bamberger

Author, "Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox"
Joanne Bamberger is an award-winning journalist and author. She is the author/editor of the award-winning bestseller "Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox," a researched anthology that explores our complicated feelings about Hillary Clinton. Joanne is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the The Broad Side, a noted digital magazine of women’s commentary. Joanne’s writing has appeared in many publications including The... Read More →
avatar for Stacie Brew

Stacie Brew

Accountant, Independent
Stacie Brew has 30-plus years in the small-business accounting and consulting business. She specializes in helping small nonprofit and for-profit businesses (up to $4 million) get the most out of their accounting software  by a thorough review of the account structure and all related accounting processes. She works primarily with Intuit's QuickBooks (all versions) but is also versed in MAS90, Microsoft Office and MaestroSoft Auction... Read More →
avatar for Mary C. Curtis

Mary C. Curtis

Political Columnist, Roll Call and NBCBLK
Mary C. Curtis, columnist at Roll Call, is an award-winning journalist, trainer and speaker. She has contributed to NPR, NBCBLK, The Washington Post “She the People,” ESPN’s The Undefeated, The Root, Women’s Media Center, MSNBC, BBC, and talks politics on WCCB-TV in Charlotte, N.C. She covered the 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns, and was national correspondent for AOL’s Politics Daily, covering events such... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Douglas

Deborah Douglas

Instructor, Northwestern University
Deborah Douglas is an award-winning journalist who teaches at Northwestern University. Her tenure as a Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member and columnist paved the way for new adventures in thought-leadership. Currently, she is a senior leader with The OpEd Project, a global thought-leadership initiative, and has led programs and fellowships at Dartmouth College, the University of Texas at Austin, United Action Fund in South Africa... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Fallik

Dawn Fallik

Science/Medical Writer
Dawn Fallik is a science and medical writer based in Philadelphia. She is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware and writes for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Wall Street Journal and Neurology Today, among others. She was a staff writer for The Associated Press, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Philadelphia Inquirer and has a master's degree from the University of Missouri, specializing in database analysis. She is willing to... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Frank

Jackie Frank

Editor, Reuters
Jackie Frank is a veteran journalist who worked as a Capitol Hill reporter and editor for Reuters in Washington, D.C., for close to 30 years. She is now policy and public affairs manager for Global Communities, a nonprofit organization that works in development, governance and humanitarian aid in 27 countries. Taking a buyout at Reuters was a turning point in her life (and one made with the advice of many JAWS friends at the Palm Springs CAMP... Read More →
avatar for Mona Gable

Mona Gable

Contributing Writer, Los Angeles Magazine
Mona Gable is a freelance writer in Los Angeles and a contributing writer to Los Angeles magazine. She covers feminism, science, culture and travel. Mona has written for Vogue, Self, Cosmopolitan, Prevention, Fast Company, Pacific Standard, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Vice, TruthPart.com, Salon and many other publications. Her story in Los Angeles magazine “The Trouble with Oxy,” about campus sexual violence, was named one... Read More →
avatar for Lottie Joiner

Lottie Joiner

Senior Editor, The Crisis magazine
Lottie Joiner is the senior editor of The Crisis magazine, the official publication of the NAACP. She is an award-winning journalist who covers race, social justice, civil rights and culture. Her work focuses on issues that impact minorities, women and underserved communities. She has written for a number of publications including The Washington Post, USA Today, The Daily Beast, Time.com, Essence magazine and The National Journal’s new... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Moreland

Pamela Moreland

Product Manager/Digital Media Strategist, Golden Wheel Communications
Pamela Moreland is a principal and an award-winning news product manager and digital media strategist with Golden Wheel Communications. Pam has advised, developed and executed content and social media strategies for bloggers, news and information websites. She currently works with Stanford University on news products ranging from the monthly email newsletter Stanford for You and the daily Stanford Report to a daily news digest and also works with... Read More →
avatar for Jennie Phipps

Jennie Phipps

Editor, Freelance Success
Jennie Phipps is a longtime word wrangler who edits Freelance Success, a community for independent writers and editors, and who also contributes to a variety of publications mostly writing about personal finance, real estate, small business and retirement. In the last century, shespent 25 years in the newspaper business, the last 10 as the editor of daily newspapers.
avatar for Gail Ross

Gail Ross

President, Ross Yoon Agency
As the president of the Ross Yoon Agency, Gail represents important commercial nonfiction in a variety of areas and counts top doctors, CEO's, prize-winning journalists and historians, and experts in a variety of fields are among her clients. She and her team work closely with first-time authors and have earned a reputation in the industry for providing rigorous, enthusiastic editorial guidance at all stages of the publishing process. In the... Read More →
avatar for Liz Seegert

Liz Seegert

Health Reporter, Freelance
Liz Seegert has spent more than 30 years reporting and writing about health and general news topics for print, digital and broadcast media. Her primary beats currently include aging, social determinants and health policy. She is topic editor on aging for the Association of Health Care Journalists, reporting on the many health issues affecting older adults. Liz is a co-producer of “HealthStyles” on WBAI-FM in New York and the media fellows... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Louise Snyder

Rachel Louise Snyder

Author, "What We’ve Lost is Nothing"
Rachel Louise Snyder is the author of the nonfiction book "Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of | Global Trade" (WW Norton, 2007) and the novel "What We’ve Lost is Nothing" (Scribner, 2014). She is the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award and in 2014 was named an “outstanding new voice in fiction” by the Library Journal. For twenty years, her reportage has explored issues of... Read More →
avatar for Fara Warner

Fara Warner

WSJ Custom Studios, Global Editorial Director
Fara Warner is the global editorial director of WSJ Custom Studios, where she responsible for editorial and web development for the award-winning studio of The Wall Street Journal. The studio is the winner of a Cannes Lions for its investigative storytelling program about Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel. She was previously the editorial director of AOL Tech, Business and Entertainment Group, overseeing editorial strategy and teams... Read More →
avatar for Michele Weldon

Michele Weldon

Director of the Northwestern Public Voices Fellowship/Editorial Director, The OpEd Project/Take The Lead
Michele Weldon is emerita faculty in journalism at the Medill School, Northwestern University, where she taught for 18 years. She is director of the Northwestern Public Voices Fellowship through The OpEd Project, where she is a senior leader. She is also editorial director of Take The Lead Women and author of four nonfiction books, including her latest, “Escape Points: A Memoir,” which was named one of the best books of 2015 by... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Zamora

Amanda Zamora

Chief Audience Officer, Texas Tribune
Amanda Zamora leads The Texas Tribune’s audience growth and engagement efforts. A native Texan, Amanda joined The Tribune in 2016 after spending 13 years on the East Coast working for news organizations including The Huffington Post Investigative Fund, The Washington Post and ProPublica. Amanda got her start as a cub reporter at The Austin American-Statesman after graduating from the University of Texas. She strives to leverage her... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 11:00am - 4:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom A

12:00pm

Registration
Friday October 28, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Roanoke Foyer

1:00pm

Using Data In Everyday Assignments Workshop (PRE-REGISTRATION ON MEMBERS.JAWS.ORG)

Data mining isn’t just for investigative journalists and long-form projects. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to find data and research that will support story development and help beat writers on daily stories. MaryJo Webster, adjunct lecturer at the University of Minnesota and computer-assisted reporting editor for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, will talk about public record requests and how to find the data you need, and how best to analyze and interpret it. Pre-registration on members.jaws.org is required.

#jaws16data


Speakers
avatar for Sandra Fish

Sandra Fish

Data Journalist, New Mexico In Depth
Sandra Fish is a data journalist for New Mexico In Depth, specializing in politics. She taught journalism at the University of Colorado for eight years and worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Iowa, Florida and Colorado. Her work has appeared in Politics Daily, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera America, Colorado Public Radio and elsewhere. Fish is president of JAWS.
avatar for MaryJo Webster

MaryJo Webster

Data Editor, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
MaryJo Webster is the data editor at The Minneapolis Star Tribune and is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota. She has been a data journalist for nearly 20 years, with stints at The St. Paul Pioneer Press, USA Today, Digital First Media, The Center for Public Integrity and Investigative Reporters and Editors. She is also the proud mom of boy-girl twins, who will be turning 8 way too soon.


Friday October 28, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom B

4:30pm

CAMP 101
First time at CAMP? This introductory session to CAMP and JAWS for new Campers and fellowship recipients is for you!

#jaws16 

Friday October 28, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Shenandoah B

6:00pm

Cocktails (cash bar)
This is a great time to reunite with old friends, meet new ones, and share what’s happened in the past year.

#jaws16 

Friday October 28, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Roanoke Foyer

7:00pm

Dinner and Introductions
Dinner and Introductions
CAMP Co-Chairwomen Justine Griffin and Marina Villeneuve will officially kick off the 2016 Conference and Mentoring Project and introduce JAWS President Sandra Fish. Then, get your stopwatches ready! You’ll have 10 SECONDS to introduce yourself to everyone. It’s a JAWS tradition!

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Speakers
avatar for Justine Griffin

Justine Griffin

Business Reporter, Tampa Bay Times
Justine Griffin is a business reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and the vice president of the Journalism & Women Symposium. She has covered business news at daily newspapers across Florida. She most recently worked as the assistant projects editor at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, where she used her admirable digital and social media skills to engage readers with the paper’s most ambitious projects. There she also lead efforts to launch a... Read More →
avatar for Marina Villeneuve

Marina Villeneuve

Reporter, Associated Press
Marina Villeneuve is happily back in Maine, this time covering state government in Augusta for The Associated Press. Excited to return to CAMP to soak up inspiration from JAWdesses. She’s an alumna of Chips Quinn Scholars Program, NYT Student Journalism Institute and awesome IRE boot camps and fellowships. Looking to speak to current/former state government reporters about carving out beats and interesting FOIA ideas.


Friday October 28, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom D

9:00pm

Party
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Friday October 28, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom D
 
Saturday, October 29
 

6:30am

Yoga
#jaws16

Saturday October 29, 2016 6:30am - 7:30am
Buck Mountain B

7:30am

Breakfast
Saturday October 29, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Roanoke Ballroom D

8:00am

Registration
Saturday October 29, 2016 8:00am - 5:00pm
Roanoke Foyer

8:15am

Special Presentation
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Saturday October 29, 2016 8:15am - 9:15am
Roanoke Ballroom D

9:00am

Silent Auction
It’s easy. It’s competitive. It’s fun and it’s for a good cause. Money raised through the auction from your shopping goes to underwrite JAWS and its programs. Silent auction closes Sunday at 11 a.m. Check out the online auction, too. Bidding on most items is open to the public, so your friends and family can join in the fun. Use your cellphone/tablet to scan the QR code displayed at the auction and be taken to the JAWS online auction site. The online auction closes at 11 a.m. Sunday.

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Saturday October 29, 2016 9:00am - 9:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom D

9:30am

Fran Lewine Memorial Interview

The program was established in 2008 with the assistance of an anonymous donor to honor Fran Lewine, a beloved JAWS member and a trailblazer and mentor for women in journalism. As an AP White House reporter, she covered the administrations of six presidents from Eisenhower to Carter. She was a key figure in a historic AP lawsuit winning equal treatment for women. And at the age of 60 she began a new career, joining the then-fledgling CNN TV network, where she worked until her death. The Fran Lewine Interview honors one woman each year who is emblematic of Fran’s tradition of making a place for women in the national journalism world.

#jaws16interview


Speakers
avatar for Kathy Bonk

Kathy Bonk

Adviser, Ms. Magazine/Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute
For over 45 years, Kathy Bonk has been at the forefront of numerous campaigns resulting in ending sex discrimination in the media and policies affecting women worldwide including the U.N. World Conferences on Women, 1975-1995; the International Conferences on Population and Development; and the 1993 U.N. Human Rights Conference, where the term “women's rights are human rights” was coined. In the 1970s, she chaired the NOW Media... Read More →
avatar for Linda Deutsch

Linda Deutsch

Author, Memoir
In five decades with The Associated Press, Linda Deutsch established herself as the nation’s leading expert in coverage of high-profile trials. From Charles Manson to O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Phil Spector and many others in between, she has become known for her fair and unbiased coverage. “Current Biography,” summing up her career said, “She has been ranked among the foremost American courtroom journalists of... Read More →
avatar for Edie Lederer

Edie Lederer

Correspondent, Associated Press
Edith M. Lederer is an award-winning correspondent for The Associated Press who has worked on every continent except Antarctica. She was the first woman assigned full time by AP to cover the Vietnam War and the first American woman bureau chief for the news agency overseas. She has covered wars, disasters and global issues ranging from the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea to climate change, combating global poverty and the quest for... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Roanoke Ballroom D

10:45am

Financial Planning for Journalists

The presentation will emphasize the critical need to save for retirement (often while juggling the needs of aging parents or college-bound children) and will discuss the unique financial challenges women face.

Some areas of great concern to be covered include Social Security, health care costs, planning for the lower earning spouse, and estate planning (it’s not just for the wealthy). Since the decisions you make now are at the heart of determining your long-term financial security, as well as that of your families, it is Maureen’s goal that this program will inspire you to start planning for your own financial future.

There will be 10-15 minutes at the end of the program for participants to ask questions about any financial topic. In addition, Maureen is attending the entire CAMP weekend and will be available to answer questions outside this presentation as well. Questions may also be submitted to her in advance by emailing her at maureen@maureenfobrien.com.

#jaws16finances


Speakers
avatar for Maureen O’Brien

Maureen O’Brien

Financial Adviser
Maureen O’Brien, has been a financial adviser for over 20 years. She has worked with women confronting a variety of challenges in their financial lives. Her goal is to empower and inspire her clients to plan for life on their own terms, whether they are breadwinners, caregivers, or somewhere in between. Because of the variety of her clients’ lives, Maureen has acquired extensive personal experience dealing with the many financial... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Roanoke Ballroom H

10:45am

So You Want to Write a Book?

This session is for writers who have a germ of a book idea, or a passion for a subject, or a story they have read or covered that might make a book. It will be led by experts Jane Isay, editor and author of nearly four books; and Gail Ross, agent and JAWS member. They will outline the process in four stages.

#jaws16book


Speakers
avatar for Jane Isay

Jane Isay

Author, “Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths that Change Our Lives.”
Jane Isay spent over 40 years as a book editor, specializing in nonfiction. Ten years ago, Jane jumped the desk and became an author. She has written three books in this decade, all published by Doubleday: “Walking on Eggshells,” “Mom Still Likes You Best” and most recently, “Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths that Change Our Lives.” She is at work on her fourth book, “Unconditional Love: A GPS for... Read More →
avatar for Gail Ross

Gail Ross

President, Ross Yoon Agency
As the president of the Ross Yoon Agency, Gail represents important commercial nonfiction in a variety of areas and counts top doctors, CEO's, prize-winning journalists and historians, and experts in a variety of fields are among her clients. She and her team work closely with first-time authors and have earned a reputation in the industry for providing rigorous, enthusiastic editorial guidance at all stages of the publishing process. In the... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Roanoke Ballroom A

10:45am

When the Workplace Does You Wrong

This panel will include discussion of everything from workplace harassment issues to bosses who don't like feedback to what to do when your company says it is downsizing and plans to lay you off. Panelists will include JAWS members with firsthand experience dealing with the vagaries of the modern workplace, as well as an expert on workplace issues and discrimination based on age, race, gender and sexual preference. Panelists will discuss their own experiences and include practical advice on how to navigate workplace challenges, as well as when to stay and fight or cut your losses and move on.

#jaws16workplace


Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Armao

Rosemary Armao

Associate Professor, SUNY-Albany
Rosemary Armao teaches in the Department of Communication and Journalism at SUNY-Albany. Previously she was a reporter and editor at wire services and newspapers. She has trained journalists and worked on media development projects throughout Eastern Europe and Africa. She is a former executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors and a former JAWS president.
avatar for Kim Bobo

Kim Bobo

Executive Director, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
Kim Bobo, a nationally known promoter of social justice who literally wrote the book on faith-based organizing, has been selected as the new executive director for the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, the advocacy organization announced today. She will begin work at the center’s downtown Richmond office in February. Kim founded and served as the executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, the nation’s largest network... Read More →
avatar for Marissa Evans

Marissa Evans

Health/Human Services Policy Reporter, Texas Tribune
Marissa Evans is a health/human services policy reporter at the Texas Tribune. Previously, she was a health policy reporter for CQ Roll Call, where she wrote about Congress and how they're tackling Indian Health Service, Medicaid and mental health services. She also covered how state governments are working on public health issues. Her reporting has appeared in Cosmo for Latinas, Civil Eats, Kaiser Health News, The Seattle Times, The Washington... Read More →
avatar for Alice Ollstein

Alice Ollstein

Political Reporter, ThinkProgress
Alice Ollstein is a political reporter at the nonprofit news site ThinkProgress, where she focuses on the presidential election, voting rights and other political issues. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been reporting in Washington, D.C., ever since, covering the Supreme Court, Congress and national elections for TV, radio, print and online outlets. Her work has aired on Free Speech Radio News, “All Things... Read More →
avatar for Miranda S. Spivack

Miranda S. Spivack

Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism, DePauw University
Miranda S. Spivack, the Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, is an award-winning journalist who has spent much of her career writing accountability stories about state and local governments. She is working on a journalism project about state and local government transparency and secrecy for the Center for Investigative Reporting. She is a former editor and reporter for The Washington Post, and... Read More →
avatar for Alina Tugend

Alina Tugend

Journalist
Alina Tugend is a longtime journalist who has worked in Rhode Island; Washington, D.C.; Southern California; London; and New York. From 2005-2015, she wrote the biweekly Shortcuts column for The New York Times business section; in 2011 it received the Best in Business Award for personal finance by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Times, The Atlantic, O, the Oprah... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Roanoke Ballroom F

10:45am

Hands-on Social Media Training
Looking for personal hands-on training on social media? Four tech trainers will be available during this session to answer your social media questions from what is a hashtag to how to optimize your live streaming video. The small group format will allow you to work one-on-one with trainers and participate in live, personalized demonstrations.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria

Victoria

CreatiVix Media, Founder/CEO
Victoria "Vix" Reitano is a social media strategist, editorial marketing expert and a content strategist and creator. She has managed digital media brands at ABC's “Live With Kelly and Michael” (where she produced their first Google+ Hangout after growing the audience by more than 600,000 in nine months), Telepictures' "Bethenny" and at NBC, where she launched the digital presence for “The Meredith Vieira Show.” She is the founder and CEO... Read More →
avatar for Connie K. Ho

Connie K. Ho

Web Manager, Journalism and Women Symposium
Connie K. Ho is a web producer, social media manager and writer who is as the web manager JAW). In the past, her work has appeared in media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times Community News, KCET, The Orange County Register, Laguna Beach Magazine, Newport Beach Magazine, the Pacific Citizen and Patch.com. She previously worked as a project editor for Language Magazine, an associate producer for Oscar.com and a social media fellow for... Read More →
avatar for Rita Portela

Rita Portela

Digital Content Producer, NBC Universal
Rita Portela has been a newspaper journalist for over 14 years in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is now a digital content producer for NBC Universal.
avatar for Liz Seegert

Liz Seegert

Health Reporter, Freelance
Liz Seegert has spent more than 30 years reporting and writing about health and general news topics for print, digital and broadcast media. Her primary beats currently include aging, social determinants and health policy. She is topic editor on aging for the Association of Health Care Journalists, reporting on the many health issues affecting older adults. Liz is a co-producer of “HealthStyles” on WBAI-FM in New York and the media fellows... Read More →
avatar for Angilee Shah

Angilee Shah

Global Nation at PRI, Digital Editor
Angilee Shah started out as an editor for an online daily about Asia, then spent time abroad reporting for magazines and digital outlets from Singapore, Jakarta, Sri Lanka and in the region. She has written for the LA Weekly, Far Eastern Economic Review, Mother Jones Online, Pacific Standard, TimeOut Singapore and Global Voices, and co-edited a book called “Chinese Characters” (UC Press, 2012). Currently, Angileeis the digital... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Yamkovenko

Stephanie Yamkovenko

Digital editor, American Occupational Therapy Association
Stephanie Yamkovenko is a professional journalist and digital editor with 10 years of journalism experience. Stephanie hand-coded her first website in the 1990s and now manages the editorial content of a website averaging 300,000 monthly visitors. Stephanie is also responsible for social media strategy and content, e-newsletter production and distribution, multimedia development and news reporting for the web, magazine and blogs. Stephanie... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Roanoke Ballroom B

12:00pm

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

A very interactive talk about taking a very nonlinear path in journalism and in life! A kind of “BackStory” talk about how a girl from a non-college-educated family dropped out of Berkeley to take care of her younger sister, made it through the alternative newsweeklies of the San Francisco Bay Area, got to NYC, went through a divorce, became the first woman editor-in-chief of a national music magazine, got her degrees at 39, has managed to attend, via fellowships, Medill and Stanford, teaches at Newhouse, and now works in multimedia at ESPN (and is married again). Written two books! Too crazy. It’s been super hard, and super fun, and the valleys have been tough from which to rise. But she has done so.

#jaws16undefeated


Speakers
avatar for Danyel Smith

Danyel Smith

Culture Lead, ESPN
Danyel Smith is culture lead at ESPN’s “The Undefeated.” She is a 2013-14 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, and has served as editor of Billboard, editor-at-large at Time Inc. and as editor-in-chief of VIBE. Danyel is 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... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University

JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University

We support passionate journalists, innovators, and entrepreneurs as they create the new models, tools and approaches that are redefining journalism. Through the years, one core mission of the JSK Fellowships remains the same: To improve the quality of news and information reaching the public.


Saturday October 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Roanoke Ballroom D

1:30pm

Covering Solutions the Right Way
There has never been a more essential time for journalists to turn their attention to how individuals and institutions are responding to social problems. The news continues to highlight the best of the worst — the worst offenders, the most intractable problems, the saddest and the most fear-based stories. These stories paint the picture of a world that is incapable of improving, and leads to detachment and audience disengagement. But there's so much innovation happening that isn't being reported because of the traditional journalistic misconception that reporting on solutions is somehow advocacy or PR. Since 2013, the Solutions Journalism Network has trained more than 50 newsrooms and thousands of journalists in how to do a more complete and rigorous form of journalism. Our session covers the fundamentals of solutions journalism, including what it is (and importantly, what it's not), and how it can make your own journalism stronger, higher impact and more audience-friendly.

Speakers
avatar for Liza Gross

Liza Gross

Director of Newsroom Practice Change, Solutions Journalism
Liza Gross, Solutions Journalism Network's director of newsroom practice change, is a media expert specializing in the transition of traditional media outlets to a multimedia model and in the development and execution of innovative communications strategies for nonprofit organizations. Liza has worked for over three decades as a journalist and media executive of nonprofits and news organizations. She was executive director of the International... Read More →
avatar for Samantha McCann

Samantha McCann

Solutions Journalism, Director of Communities
Samantha McCann, the Solutions Journalism Network's director of communities, came to SJN after working in environmental and fiscal policy research at Seattle University, and holding editorial positions within several publications. She has published in The Journal of International Affairs, Scholastic, The Guardian and others, and wrote the text of an award-winning photography book, “Columbia University in Pictures.” She has... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom A

1:30pm

Lessons Learned from Covering the 2016 Campaign

This panel of veteran political and campaign reporters will discuss what journalists can take away from the historic 2016 elections from the presidential level on down. It's been an unusual — at best — year for reporters on the campaign trail, and the panelists will discuss more than war stories. They'll talk about what this election means for the news industry, for women and for Americans overall.

#jaws16politics


Speakers
avatar for Mary C. Curtis

Mary C. Curtis

Political Columnist, Roll Call and NBCBLK
Mary C. Curtis, columnist at Roll Call, is an award-winning journalist, trainer and speaker. She has contributed to NPR, NBCBLK, The Washington Post “She the People,” ESPN’s The Undefeated, The Root, Women’s Media Center, MSNBC, BBC, and talks politics on WCCB-TV in Charlotte, N.C. She covered the 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns, and was national correspondent for AOL’s Politics Daily, covering events such... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Fish

Sandra Fish

Data Journalist, New Mexico In Depth
Sandra Fish is a data journalist for New Mexico In Depth, specializing in politics. She taught journalism at the University of Colorado for eight years and worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in Iowa, Florida and Colorado. Her work has appeared in Politics Daily, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera America, Colorado Public Radio and elsewhere. Fish is president of JAWS.
avatar for Meg Heckman

Meg Heckman

Lecturer, University of New Hampshire
Meg Heckman is a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire, teaching classes on reporting, editing, digital storytelling and media entrepreneurship. Her work has appeared in The Columbia Journalism Review, The Boston Globe, Editor & Publisher, USA Today and other publications. She contributed chapters to “A Practical Guide to Digital Journalism Ethics” and, along with Mike Pride, co-authored “We Went to War: New... Read More →
avatar for Angela Greiling Keane

Angela Greiling Keane

Deputy Tech Editor, Politico
Angela Greiling Keane is the deputy tech editor for Politico. Previously she was the White House Correspondent for Bloomberg, covering breaking news from around the world and business-focused enterprise. Angela has covered the White House, politics, regulation, autos, rail, Washington's lobbying industry and the Postal Service. Angela was the 2013 National Press Club president, where she focused on press freedom issues and served as the primary... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Kiely

Kathy Kiely

Commissioning Editor, Bill Moyers
Kathy Kiely, a journalist and journalism teacher in Washington D.C., currently works as the commissioning editor for BillMoyers.com. A journalist for nearly 40 years, she has worked for a number of regional and national publications covering politics and the U.S. Congress. She has covered every presidential campaign since 1980. Kathy, who obtained a master's degree in interactive journalism from American University in 2008, has also served as... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom A

1:30pm

The Art of Storytelling: Building Trust

A deep-dive panel focused on the art of building trust with sources distrustful or unfamiliar with the media. This session will be a conversation with New York Times reporter Fernanda Santos, author of a recently released book detailing the devastating loss of 19 highly trained firefighters in the 2013 Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona.

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Speakers
avatar for Fernanda Santos

Fernanda Santos

Phoenix Bureau Chief, The New York Times
Fernanda Santos is the Phoenix bureau chief of The New York Times and the author of “The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting.” Fernanda has reported in three languages, for newspapers and magazines in Latin America and the United States, including The Daily News of New York, O Estado de São Paulo (Brazil), El Tiempo (Colombia) and People. She is a 2005... Read More →
avatar for Marina Villeneuve

Marina Villeneuve

Reporter, Associated Press
Marina Villeneuve is happily back in Maine, this time covering state government in Augusta for The Associated Press. Excited to return to CAMP to soak up inspiration from JAWdesses. She’s an alumna of Chips Quinn Scholars Program, NYT Student Journalism Institute and awesome IRE boot camps and fellowships. Looking to speak to current/former state government reporters about carving out beats and interesting FOIA ideas.


Saturday October 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom F

2:45pm

Leadership in the Newsroom

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Speakers
avatar for Amy Resnick

Amy Resnick

Editor, Pensions & Investments
Amy Resnick is the editor of Pensions & Investments, based in the paper's New York City office. She joined P&I in 2012 as executive editor. A veteran financial journalist, Amy previously worked as Americas Editor at IFR magazine, a Thomson Reuters publication focused on capital formation. Prior to that, Amy spent 15 years at The Bond Buyer, the paper of record for the municipal bond market, including the last 10 years there as the... Read More →
avatar for Teresa Schmedding

Teresa Schmedding

Managing Editor, Rotary International
Teresa Schmedding is the managing editor for Rotary International, which has been rated as the fifth most-influential charitable organization in the world. Schmedding is also the president of the American Copy Editors Society. She previously was the deputy managing editor of digital operations at The Daily Herald Media Group. She has a bachelor’s in journalism and a master’s in media management from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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Sheila Solomon

Democracy Fund, Rivet Radio, Journalist
Sheila Solomon is an award-winning journalist who's worked in newspapers, as a college adjunct and, as part of the editorial team for a digital app and is a local news consultant for a foundation. She serves on numerous community and journalism-related boards and is a frequent speaker at journalism workshops and conferences.


Saturday October 29, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom H

2:45pm

Pro Tips for Media Jugglers

None of us can do it all and do it WELL, but journalists today have to understand the values of evolving tech tools, when to use them, and when to put them aside. In this lively panel conversation, we'll cover the strengths and drawbacks of using audio, video, photography, social media posts and more in your daily reporting and story production. Hear from seasoned professionals who embrace innovation as well as journalists at the early stages of multimedia careers. We'll talk about building a network of allies, mentors and experts as well as finding the training you need when you need it.

#jaws16multimedia


Speakers
avatar for Charisse Gibson

Charisse Gibson

Morning Breaking News Anchor, FOX 19 NOW
Charisse Gibson is a television news anchor, reporter, blogger and 2015 JAWS Diversity Fellow. Born and raised in New Orleans, Charisse was bitten by the journalism bug while attending the largest Historical Black College and University system in America, Southern University A&M College. There, she was a mass communications major with a concentration in television broadcast. After graduation, she started at what she calls the bottom of the... Read More →
avatar for Chris Graves

Chris Graves

Columnist, Cincinnati.com and The Enquirer
Chris Graves is a 30-year journalist who started writing stories for her high school newspaper. She has covered politics and potlucks, serial killers and killer storms and has spent her career documenting human suffering and the human spirit. She's been an word editor and a newsroom manager who helped make newsrooms "go digital." Currently, she weaves tales and columns at least twice weekly for Cincinnati.com and The Enquirer. She’s also an... Read More →
avatar for Fara Warner

Fara Warner

WSJ Custom Studios, Global Editorial Director
Fara Warner is the global editorial director of WSJ Custom Studios, where she responsible for editorial and web development for the award-winning studio of The Wall Street Journal. The studio is the winner of a Cannes Lions for its investigative storytelling program about Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel. She was previously the editorial director of AOL Tech, Business and Entertainment Group, overseeing editorial strategy and teams... Read More →
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Elissa Yancey

Freelance Editor, University of Cincinnati's College of Arts & Sciences
Elissa Yancey is a journalism educator, writer and reporter with three decades of experience in the field and in the classroom. She has developed online courses for the Poynter Institute's NewsUniversity and currently tells stories of students, faculty and staff at the University of Cincinnati's College of Arts & Sciences as well as working as a freelance editor. She has a master’s in education. She loves JAWS.


Saturday October 29, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom H

2:45pm

The Art of Storytelling: Covering the Mass Shootings

It seems that in these times, all newsrooms must be prepared to cover high-profile shootings — whether they are in the workplace or at a nightclub, or of African-Americans whose deaths at the hands of police officers are captured via social media. This panel will address questions like: What must journalists keep in mind when such tragedies happen in their communities, or when they are sent in to cover such shootings? How can the "media" as a whole improve its coverage? What are best practices to using user-generated content and social media when such news breaks, and in the days following? What data sets are out there that could provide nuanced context as news develops?

#jaws16tragedies


Speakers
avatar for Mary C. Curtis

Mary C. Curtis

Political Columnist, Roll Call and NBCBLK
Mary C. Curtis, columnist at Roll Call, is an award-winning journalist, trainer and speaker. She has contributed to NPR, NBCBLK, The Washington Post “She the People,” ESPN’s The Undefeated, The Root, Women’s Media Center, MSNBC, BBC, and talks politics on WCCB-TV in Charlotte, N.C. She covered the 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns, and was national correspondent for AOL’s Politics Daily, covering events such... Read More →
avatar for Arelis Hernandez

Arelis Hernandez

Washington Post
Arelis Hernandez is a local political reporter for The Washington Post covering her home county of Prince George's. She has covered major national stories including the Orlando nightclub massacre and activism in the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting death and was among a team of reporters in Baltimore covering the unrest in the city after the death of Freddie Gray. She worked previously for The Orlando Sentinel, where she... Read More →
avatar for Marina Trahan Martinez

Marina Trahan Martinez

Watchdog Team, The Dallas Morning News
As half of the Dallas Morning News Watchdog team, Marina Trahan Martinez investigates, reports, researches and analyzes everything they publish in print, digitally and in NBC broadcasts. She and Dave Lieber learn and share the latest information, tips and tools to win at a life riddled with scammers, corporate sharks and double-talking government officials. She served the public at community papers, the Freedom of Information Foundation of... Read More →
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Tracie Powell

Founder, AllDigitocracy.org
Tracie Powell is the founder of AllDigitocracy.org, which is focused on the media and its impact on diverse communities. She is also a Senior Fellow with the Democracy Fund and a 2016 JSK (Knight) Fellow at Stanford University where she researched how techniques used in online advertising to reach specific customers could be used by newsrooms to reach specific news consumers and to grow audience. She's written regularly for the Columbia... Read More →
avatar for Marina Villeneuve

Marina Villeneuve

Reporter, Associated Press
Marina Villeneuve is happily back in Maine, this time covering state government in Augusta for The Associated Press. Excited to return to CAMP to soak up inspiration from JAWdesses. She’s an alumna of Chips Quinn Scholars Program, NYT Student Journalism Institute and awesome IRE boot camps and fellowships. Looking to speak to current/former state government reporters about carving out beats and interesting FOIA ideas.


Saturday October 29, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom F

2:45pm

Using Google to Up Your Digital Game

From Google Trends to News, Docs and more, Google Tools are an essential part of any journalist’s toolkit. This workshop will teach you how to incorporate these tools into your reporting, plus share ways to streamline your workflow.

#jaws16digital


Speakers
avatar for Victoria

Victoria

CreatiVix Media, Founder/CEO
Victoria "Vix" Reitano is a social media strategist, editorial marketing expert and a content strategist and creator. She has managed digital media brands at ABC's “Live With Kelly and Michael” (where she produced their first Google+ Hangout after growing the audience by more than 600,000 in nine months), Telepictures' "Bethenny" and at NBC, where she launched the digital presence for “The Meredith Vieira Show.” She is the founder and CEO... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom B

4:00pm

Group Picture
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Saturday October 29, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
TBA

5:30pm

Appy Hour (cash bar)

Join us for Appy Hour, where you can grab a drink and hear from a variety of women sharing their favorite apps. Our apps experts will be on hand to demonstrate how they use the apps to make their lives and work easier and more productive. Wander from table to table to learn about as many apps as you'd like.

#jaws16


Saturday October 29, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Roanoke Foyer

6:00pm

Books & Browse

Meet JAWS members who are authors, chat about their latest books, and buy a book and get it autographed.

"At One Time" by Julia Airey
"Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox" by Joanne Bamberger
"Southern Cross" by Julia Cass
"The Race for Paris" by Meg Waite Clayton
"WAKING UP IN EDEN: In Pursuit of an Impassioned Life" on an Imperiled Island by Lucinda Fleeson
"The Fire Line" by Fernanda Santos
"Chinese Characters" by Angilee Shan
"Thrive! ... Affordably" by Jennifer Streaks
"Better By Mistake: The Unexpected Benefits of Being Wrong" by Alina Tugend
"Escape Points: A Memoir" by Michele Weldon

#jaws16


Speakers
avatar for Julia Airey

Julia Airey

Municipal News Correspondent/Staff Writer, Digital Media One/Cornell's Dilpomacist
Julia Airey is a municipal news correspondent for Digital Media One in Massachusetts and a staff writer for the cyber-security section of Cornell's Dilpomacist. A published memoir author and UWC alumna, she enjoys explanatory journalism and exploring how technology aids modern storytelling.
avatar for Julia Cass

Julia Cass

Author, "Southern Cross"
Julia Cass was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer for 19 years, covering murders, deinstitutionalization, trials and prisons. In the early 1980s, she was the Southern Bureau chief for the Inquirer stationed in New Orleans. In that post, she met J.L. Chestnut Jr., a lawyer who grew up in Selma in the 1930s and 40s and became its first black lawyer. Their book, "Black in Selma," published in 1990 won the American Bar Association award that... Read More →
avatar for Meg Waite Clayton

Meg Waite Clayton

Author, "The Race for Paris"
Meg Waite Clayton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of five novels, most recently the Langum Prize honored national bestseller "The Race for Paris." Meg's previous novels include "The Wednesday Sisters," one of Entertainment Weekly's 25 Essential Best Friend Novels of all time, and "The Language of Light," a finalist for the Bellwether Prize (now the PEN/Bellwether). She has also published more than 50 shorter pieces in... Read More →
avatar for Lucinda Fleeson

Lucinda Fleeson

Independent Journalist and Editor
Lucinda Fleeson is an Independent Journalist and Editor.
avatar for Fernanda Santos

Fernanda Santos

Phoenix Bureau Chief, The New York Times
Fernanda Santos is the Phoenix bureau chief of The New York Times and the author of “The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting.” Fernanda has reported in three languages, for newspapers and magazines in Latin America and the United States, including The Daily News of New York, O Estado de São Paulo (Brazil), El Tiempo (Colombia) and People. She is a 2005... Read More →
avatar for Alina Tugend

Alina Tugend

Journalist
Alina Tugend is a longtime journalist who has worked in Rhode Island; Washington, D.C.; Southern California; London; and New York. From 2005-2015, she wrote the biweekly Shortcuts column for The New York Times business section; in 2011 it received the Best in Business Award for personal finance by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Times, The Atlantic, O, the Oprah... Read More →
avatar for Michele Weldon

Michele Weldon

Director of the Northwestern Public Voices Fellowship/Editorial Director, The OpEd Project/Take The Lead
Michele Weldon is emerita faculty in journalism at the Medill School, Northwestern University, where she taught for 18 years. She is director of the Northwestern Public Voices Fellowship through The OpEd Project, where she is a senior leader. She is also editorial director of Take The Lead Women and author of four nonfiction books, including her latest, “Escape Points: A Memoir,” which was named one of the best books of 2015 by... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Roanoke Foyer

7:00pm

Dinner & Keynote Speaker

By nature and often by nurture, men and women see their place in the world very differently. We tend to dwell on our weaknesses while men focus on their strengths. We verbalize our fears, men laud their accomplishments. We work hard and wait to be noticed. Men raise their hands for jobs often before they are ready. While we can’t control how other behave, how can we as women take control of our careers by taking control of our own actions? A talk about perfecting your poker face.

#jaws16career


Speakers
avatar for Aminda (Mindy) Marqués Gonzalez

Aminda (Mindy) Marqués Gonzalez

Executive Editor/Vice President for News, The Miami Herald
Aminda “Mindy” Marqués Gonzalez is executive editor and vice president for news at The Miami Herald. Born in New York to Cuban immigrant parents, Mindy began her career as an intern at The Miami Herald and rose through the ranks to become the paper’s first Hispanic editor in 2010. She is only the second woman to hold the post. Her career has included assignments as a metro reporter, assistant city editor and deputy... Read More →


Saturday October 29, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom D

8:30pm

Film Screening Movies That Matter: “Confirmation”
HBO’s “Confirmation” returns the spotlight to the historic 1991 hearings on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Clarence Thomas. In the film, Thomas (Wendell Pierce of “The Wire”), must testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee after Anita Hill (Kerry Washington of “Scandal”), his former employee, claims that he sexually harassed her. Hill’s testimony and its aftermath changed political fortunes, set the foundation for the “Year of the Woman” that sent five women to the U.S. Senate, led to federal legislation on sexual harassment, and continues to resonate in cases ranging from sexual harassment allegations against Roger Ailes to Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House. After the screening, hear the recollections of JAWS members who covered and provided analysis on the hearings.

Saturday October 29, 2016 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom D
 
Sunday, October 30
 

6:30am

Yoga
#jaws16

Sunday October 30, 2016 6:30am - 7:30am
Buck Mountiain B

7:30am

Breakfast & Membership Meeting

Enjoy our last breakfast together and participate in the general membership meeting, during which we will report on the organization’s finances as well as summarize our 2016 initiatives and look toward the future. In addition, we will say thank you to the current board members and will vote on the 2016-17 slate of candidates.

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Sunday October 30, 2016 7:30am - 9:00am
Roanoke Ballroom D

9:00am

Trust Us, We're Journalists

Why people don't trust the media and what we can do about it. It’s no secret that trust in the profession of journalism has been abysmally low for decades, according to surveys from Gallup, Pew and more. Research released in April by the American Press Institute shows that just 6 percent of people say they have a “great deal of confidence” in the press. Lack of trust can be devastating to the industry: The best journalism can’t have maximum impact if readers don’t trust it. In this session, we’ll summarize the results of the API report, review some intriguing takeaways from people interviewed for the report, and conclude with participants’ best ideas on how to improve trust in media.

#jaws16press


Speakers
avatar for Jane Elizabeth

Jane Elizabeth

Senior Manager, American Press Institute
Jane Elizabeth is a senior manager for the American Press Institute, where she directs API's project to improve and expand accountability journalism. She is a former deputy metro editor at The Washington Post, and has taught journalism at Old Dominion University, the University of Pittsburgh and Point Park University. Jane has worked at five metropolitan U.S. newspapers, including as education editor at The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and as senior... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Beth Harris

Laurie Beth Harris

Editorial Coordinator, American Press Institute
Laurie Beth Harris is the editorial coordinator at the American Press Institute, where she writes API's daily Need to Know newsletter. She is a former copy fellow at Southern Living magazine. Laurie Beth is a 2014 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
avatar for Mel Jones

Mel Jones

Research Associate, American Press Institute
Mel Jones is a research associate at the American Press Institute and focuses on API’s Metrics for News program to help publishers create data-driven content strategies. Prior to API, she worked in the social sector as a development officer and communications specialist and was the senior editor at the Golden Baobab Prize. Mel’s work has been published on Philadelphia-based news and tech sites as well as the The Atlantic and The... Read More →
avatar for Amy L. Kovac-Ashley

Amy L. Kovac-Ashley

Newsroom Learning, American Press Institute
Amy L. Kovac-Ashley is launching a new newsroom learning program at the American Press Institute. She has been a reporter and editor at such media outlets at Foreign Policy magazine, The Roanoke Times, The Washington Post and Patch. She has also been a journalism educator, most recently as a visiting assistant professor and managing director of the Reed College of Media Innovation Center at West Virginia University. From 2012 to 2015, she was the... Read More →
avatar for Katie Kutsko

Katie Kutsko

Program Associate, American Press Institute
Katie Kutsko is the program associate and coordinator of youth news literacy efforts at the American Press Institute. Katie is a recent graduate of the University of Kansas and former editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper. She has interned at the Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis Star, and Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World.
avatar for Liz Worthington

Liz Worthington

Content Strategy Program Manager, American Press Institute
Liz Worthington manages API's program to help publishers create data-driven content strategies. She joined API after nearly 10 years as a reporter and editor for various newspapers and digital platforms. Just before joining the team, Liz served as the senior editorial trainer for Patch.com, where she built an editorial curriculum that focused on enhancing the field's digital news, social media and audience development skills. Prior to training... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Roanoke Ballroom D

9:00am

Silent Auction
Get the last of your bids in, for a good cause, before bidding closes at 10:15 a.m. sharp.

Sunday October 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Roanoke Ballroom D

10:30am

How to Navigate the Risks of Overseas (and Domestic) Reporting

Imagine being kidnapped in a foreign land in the midst of a civil war. Imagine your car breaking down in a remote forest infamous for rebel attacks. Imagine falling ill with malaria in a war zone without hospitals. Scary things happen when you’re reporting from abroad and even from the relative safety of the U.S. – just look at some of our recent political rallies. Tina Susman and Kim Gamel have been through most of these things and survived, using a few handy tips picked up along the way. With attacks on the media worsening each year, and with more women than ever going into reporting, they’re eager to share their experiences and advice with JAWS members.

#jaws16safety


Speakers
avatar for Kim Gamel

Kim Gamel

Stars and Stripes, Seoul Reporter
Kim Gamel has extensive experience as a news manager and reporter covering some of the biggest stories in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. She is currently based in Seoul reporting on the Korean peninsula for Stars and Stripes newspaper. Kim previously worked for The Associated Press, most recently as the Middle East regional news editor based in Cairo from 2010-2014. Her portfolio includes on-the-ground reports from Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and... Read More →
avatar for Tina Susman

Tina Susman

National News Editor, BuzzFeed
Tina Susman, national news editor for BuzzFeed, has more than 25 years as a reporter and editor, many of them spent overseas as a correspondent working for The Los Angeles Times, Associated Press and Newsday. She served as The Times’ Baghdad bureau chief between 2007 and 2009, and as the west Africa bureau chief for AP before that. She also was AP’s news editor in South Africa and has done stints in Haiti, Pakistan, Southeast Asia and... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Roanoke Ballroom F

10:30am

Muslim American Journalists in an Age of ISIS and Islamophobia

After the terrorist attacks in Paris last year, the former mayor of Roanoke referenced the Japanese internment while calling for a ban on Syrian refugees. Though he later apologized for that statement, the political rhetoric of the 2016 election has continued to exacerbate Islamophobia. Attacks by people inspired by ISIS have brought additional scrutiny on the Muslim-American community.

#jaws16religion


Speakers
avatar for Dilshad D. Ali

Dilshad D. Ali

Managing Editor, Patheos Muslim
Dilshad D. Ali is the managing editor of Patheos Muslim, a channel at Patheos.com, the largest multifaith news and blog site in the world. Patheos Muslim hosts more than 20 blogs and about 30-35 bloggers and columnists, covering all aspects of Islam and issues pertaining to American Muslims. She is also the editor-in-chief of Altmuslim.com, a microsite on Patheos Muslim. Dilshad has produced presidential election series as well as helping to... Read More →
avatar for Waliya Lari

Waliya Lari

Executive Producer, WRAL News
Waliya Lari is an award-winning television news producer. Her accolades include Emmys, a Murrow and Associated Press awards. Currently, she's the executive producer at WRAL News, in Raleigh, N.C.,one of the most-watched local news channels in the country. Her duties include managing and running a 120-person newsroom that puts on the air nearly 10 hours of live news a day and overseeing special news programming. A proud Texan and University of... Read More →
avatar for Asra Q. Nomani

Asra Q. Nomani

Journalist
Born in Bombay, India, in 1965 to a conservative Muslim family, Asra Q. Nomani grew up in Morgantown, W.V., becoming a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal for 15 years. After the 9/11 attacks, while on book leave, she went to Pakistan to report for Salon magazine. There, her colleague and friend Daniel Pearl was kidnapped while staying at her home in Karachi. In the face of the tragedy, she wrote, “Standing Alone: An American... Read More →
avatar for Seema Yasmin

Seema Yasmin

Staff Writer/Professor of Public Health, Dallas Morning News/University of Texas, Dallas
Seema Yasmin is a medical doctor, epidemiologist and journalist. She is a staff writer at The Dallas Morning News and professor of public health at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her reporting covers the breadth of public health from the arrival of Ebola in Dallas to syndemics of disease and gender-based violence in West Africa. Her work appears in Scientific American and Foreign Policy as well as peer-reviewed medical journals. Yasmin served... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Roanoke Ballroom H

10:30am

Hands-on Tech Training
Looking for personal hands-on training on tech tools for journalists? Four tech trainers will be available during this session to answer your tech questions, from optimizing email management to how to create your own website to shooting and editing mobile video. The small-group format will allow you to work one on one with trainers and participate in live, personalized demonstrations.

Speakers
avatar for Marissa Evans

Marissa Evans

Health/Human Services Policy Reporter, Texas Tribune
Marissa Evans is a health/human services policy reporter at the Texas Tribune. Previously, she was a health policy reporter for CQ Roll Call, where she wrote about Congress and how they're tackling Indian Health Service, Medicaid and mental health services. She also covered how state governments are working on public health issues. Her reporting has appeared in Cosmo for Latinas, Civil Eats, Kaiser Health News, The Seattle Times, The Washington... Read More →
avatar for Justine Griffin

Justine Griffin

Business Reporter, Tampa Bay Times
Justine Griffin is a business reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and the vice president of the Journalism & Women Symposium. She has covered business news at daily newspapers across Florida. She most recently worked as the assistant projects editor at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, where she used her admirable digital and social media skills to engage readers with the paper’s most ambitious projects. There she also lead efforts to launch a... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Raz

Nicole Raz

Multimedia Economics Reporter, The Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nicole Raz is a multimedia economics reporter in Las Vegas, Nev. Nikki is currently covering economic development, business and tech at The Las Vegas Review-Journal and freelancing for Ecologic Radio, covering economics and agriculture.
avatar for Liz Seegert

Liz Seegert

Health Reporter, Freelance
Liz Seegert has spent more than 30 years reporting and writing about health and general news topics for print, digital and broadcast media. Her primary beats currently include aging, social determinants and health policy. She is topic editor on aging for the Association of Health Care Journalists, reporting on the many health issues affecting older adults. Liz is a co-producer of “HealthStyles” on WBAI-FM in New York and the media fellows... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Yamkovenko

Stephanie Yamkovenko

Digital editor, American Occupational Therapy Association
Stephanie Yamkovenko is a professional journalist and digital editor with 10 years of journalism experience. Stephanie hand-coded her first website in the 1990s and now manages the editorial content of a website averaging 300,000 monthly visitors. Stephanie is also responsible for social media strategy and content, e-newsletter production and distribution, multimedia development and news reporting for the web, magazine and blogs. Stephanie... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Roanoke Ballroom B

11:45am

Covering Intimate Partner Violence

News media reports do much more than relate events and occurrences: The inclusion or omission of information can also have an impact on the public's exposure to and understanding of such events. So it is with the reporting of intimate partner violence. Media has the power to ignore or include contextual factors, to report incidents as individual or broader events, to include nonfatal as well as fatal incidents, and to include or exclude details and relationship explanations, which all contribute to public understanding. Too often, we report IPV as an isolated incident, and we do not relate it to any trends or commonalities with other violence. We seek quotes from experts who may or may not understand IPV, we get quotes about perpetrator characteristics from friends, coworkers and family members who had no knowledge of or understanding of IPV, and we report reactively rather than proactively.

#jaws16violence


Speakers
avatar for Maureen O’Brien

Maureen O’Brien

Financial Adviser
Maureen O’Brien, has been a financial adviser for over 20 years. She has worked with women confronting a variety of challenges in their financial lives. Her goal is to empower and inspire her clients to plan for life on their own terms, whether they are breadwinners, caregivers, or somewhere in between. Because of the variety of her clients’ lives, Maureen has acquired extensive personal experience dealing with the many financial... Read More →
avatar for Heather Stark

Heather Stark

Author, "Why Doesn’t She Just Leave: A New Perspective on Domestic Violence”
Heather Stark has worked in the area of domestic violence for nearly 15 years. She earned a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on domestic violence from the University of Colorado, Denver, and is currently working on her dissertation as a Ph.D. candidate in organizational psychology. Her dissertation research is a relational study between women who have experienced domestic abuse and those who have not and the relationship... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom A

11:45am

Cuba and the United States: Opening New Doors and New Opportunities for Journalism, Exchange Programs and Public Policies through a Gender Lens

After more than 50 years of closed doors, hostility and innuendo, the Cuban and the United States governments are working to normalize relations — and that means new travel, study, journalistic, trade and shopping opportunities. This panel brings together American journalists who have written about Cuba along with a Cuban journalist who has reported on the developments in the U.S. to talk about how to make the most of the new changes. We’ll talk about exchange programs, story topics and making contacts, politics and cultural trends, especially as related to women, on both sides of the 90-mile divide. If you have been to Cuba, are planning a trip, or just have an interest in international reporting in general, this is the workshop discussion for you.

#jaws16cuba


Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Armao

Rosemary Armao

Associate Professor, SUNY-Albany
Rosemary Armao teaches in the Department of Communication and Journalism at SUNY-Albany. Previously she was a reporter and editor at wire services and newspapers. She has trained journalists and worked on media development projects throughout Eastern Europe and Africa. She is a former executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors and a former JAWS president.
avatar for Kathy Bonk

Kathy Bonk

Adviser, Ms. Magazine/Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute
For over 45 years, Kathy Bonk has been at the forefront of numerous campaigns resulting in ending sex discrimination in the media and policies affecting women worldwide including the U.N. World Conferences on Women, 1975-1995; the International Conferences on Population and Development; and the 1993 U.N. Human Rights Conference, where the term “women's rights are human rights” was coined. In the 1970s, she chaired the NOW Media... Read More →
avatar for Cristina Escobar

Cristina Escobar

Broadcast Journalist
Millions of Cubans each day watch Cristina Escobar report the day's event on one of Cuba's largest television stations. Cristina is one of the most visible figures on Cuban television, and over the past two years she has dedicated much of her coverage to the renewal of U.S.-Cuba relations. In May 2015, while in Washington at a White House press briefing, she fired off a four-part question with a two-part follow-up on whether Obama... Read More →
avatar for Melinda Voss

Melinda Voss

Author, "Mango Cuba: What I Discovered About America's Neighbor"
Born in 1950, Melinda Voss grew up amid dinner table conversations about the Cuban revolution in 1958 and beyond. Fascinated by this colorful country, she used her journalistic skills honed in a 26-year career at The Des Moines Register during a March 2014 trip to make sense of it in her soon-to-be published e-book, “Mango Cuba: What I Discovered About America's Neighbor.”


Sunday October 30, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom H

11:45am

Digital Education on a Shoestring

In many small academic programs, we are required to teach a wide-ranging set of skills, often with minimal budgets for equipment and tech support. Many of us come to the classroom with a professional background that emphasizes print. Or perhaps we have audio experience, or video – but not all three. How do we ensure that our programs stay cutting edge? How do we maintain our own skills as journalism educators? How do we support our students in developing skills for the professional arenas they will enter? Come to this moderated conversation with your questions, challenges and examples of your biggest successes and failures. We will brainstorm, share syllabi, share what worked – and what did not. Leave with some new strategies and tools to try in the classroom.

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Speakers
avatar for Jessica Langlois

Jessica Langlois

Visiting Professor, Loyola Marymount University
A freelance journalist and university instructor in Los Angeles, Jessica Langlois writes about race, class and gender equity; grassroots arts and political movements; and California histories. She contributes frequently to LA Weekly and has written for The Washington Post, Oakland Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, East Bay Express and others. As Visiting Assistant Professor in... Read More →
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Sarah Pollock

Professor of English and Journalism Program Head, Mills College
Sarah Pollock is a longtime print journalist who has spent the last decade learning and teaching new forms of storytelling. Through this work, she has developed a keen interest in how the digital landscape reframes and reinvents narrative. Sarah, who heads the journalism program at Mills College, a women’s college in Oakland, Calif., is a former JAWS board member. She enjoys mentoring and being mentored by younger women. Sarah was senior... Read More →
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Teresa Puente

Journalism Lecturer, California State University, Long Beach
Teresa Puente is a full-time lecturer in Journalism and Mass Communication at Cal State Long Beach. She previously taught journalism for 10 years at Columbia College Chicago. She was a former staff reporter at the Chicago Tribune and was on the editorial board at the Chicago Sun-Times. She also worked early in her career as a reporter for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach and The Orange County Register. Her recent journalistic work has... Read More →


Sunday October 30, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom F

1:00pm

JAWS Board Meeting
The 2016-17 board will gather to discuss plans and issues for the upcoming year.

Sunday October 30, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Shenandoah A

1:00pm

Free Time to Explore Roanoke

Use this time to grab lunch, get together with your new friends and/or your mentor/mentee. Additionally, this is a great time to check out Roanoke.

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Sunday October 30, 2016 1:00pm - 6:00pm
TBA

6:00pm

Cocktails (cash bar)
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Sunday October 30, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Roanoke Foyer

7:00pm

Dinner and Table Talks

Topic tables: Look for posted tables to engage in a discussion on a designated issue. Planned topics are: Diversity Survival (Survival skills for women of color journalists.)

Blog Radio (Who listens to blog radio? Everyone – now how do we make it journalism?)

Neutrality (Can you stand up against injustice in your personal life while maintaining your journalistic neutrality?)

Strategies vs. Ageism (Ageism: The Old Lady Journalist's Guide to Getting/Staying Employed. A strategy session for senior journalists.)

Retiring? (How to retire with grace and guts. Compare notes and give suggestions.)

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Sunday October 30, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom D

8:30pm

Fireside Chat

We’ll bring our programming to a conclusion with lightning talks by five JAWS members talking about what Journalism and Women Symposium means to them.

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Sunday October 30, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom D