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Thursday, October 30
 

8:15am PDT

Registration
Thursday October 30, 2014 8:15am - 9:00am PDT
La Cita La Quinta Resort and Club

8:15am PDT

Registration for Investigative Reporting Revealed
Buy tickets here for this special one-day investigative training with two of the very best investigative journalists: Jennifer LaFleur and Rosemary Armao.

Registration includes lunch and is $135 for JAWS members and $200 for non-members.

Space is limited, so make sure to register early!

To register for the Conference and Mentoring Project (CAMP), use this link: http://members.jaws.org/event/camp2014

#jawsinvestigates

Moderators
avatar for Adrienne Lawrence

Adrienne Lawrence

Operations and CAMP Director, Journalism and Women Symposium
Adrienne Lawrence is a journalist turned Operations and CAMP Director for the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS). Her nonprofit experience includes running conferences and managing dynamic scholarship and award programs. She started covering politics at CBS Radio News in D.C... Read More →

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... Read More →
avatar for Maud Beelman

Maud Beelman

Journalist
Maud Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist and former foreign and war correspondent, oversees news coverage and editorial operations for The Associated Press in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Beelman joined the AP in August after 10 years at The Dallas Morning News, where she... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →
avatar for Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →


Thursday October 30, 2014 8:15am - 9:00am PDT
La Cita La Quinta Resort and Club

9:00am PDT

Investigative Training: Investigative Reporting Revealed
What can investigative reporting do that breaking, feature, explanatory, sports and any other kind of reporting cannot? We show you stories that have been done around the world in all genres by all kinds of reporters that have been improved, even been bedazzled by investigative techniques.

#jawsinvestigates


Moderators
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... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maud Beelman

Maud Beelman

Journalist
Maud Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist and former foreign and war correspondent, oversees news coverage and editorial operations for The Associated Press in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Beelman joined the AP in August after 10 years at The Dallas Morning News, where she... Read More →
avatar for Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →


Thursday October 30, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Fiesta 4 La Quinta Resort and Club

9:00am PDT

ACES Editing Boot Camp

If you’re an editor or edit as part of your job, the American Copy Editors Society offers a daylong “Editing Boot Camp” that can help you polish your skills. Each workshop is taught by knowledgeable and experienced presenters.

The Editing Boot Camp workshop covers the following topics:

  • Why editing is important (and how to convince your bosses)
  • Grammar and punctuation basics
  • Commonly confused and misused words
  • Elements of proofreading
  • Clarity: smoothing out dense or garbled prose, streamlining copy
  • Accuracy: checking facts and sources, ensuring charts/graphics are correct, identifying and filling in missing information
  • Headlines: writing clear, informative display type in print and online (including SEO)
JAWS members get a special rate: $95. To register, visit ACES website.

Moderators
avatar for Teresa Schmedding - 2015 Board Member

Teresa Schmedding - 2015 Board Member

Managing Editor/President, Rotary International/ACES
Teresa Schmedding is the president of the ACES: The Society for Editing and the managing editor of Rotary International
avatar for Merrill Perlman

Merrill Perlman

Freelance Editor, Merrill Perlman Consulting
Merrill Perlman spent 25 years at The New York Times in jobs ranging from copy editor to director of copy desks, in charge of all 150-plus copy editors at The Times. (Both titles are, sadly, now extinct at The Times.) Now, she's a freelance editor and trains writers and editors for... Read More →

Thursday October 30, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Fiesta 3 La Quinta Resort and Club

10:00am PDT

Investigative Training: Getting the Goods
They key to the best investigative reporting is nearly always documents or data. You have to find them and interpret them, turn them into stories, and while all of that is hard, you can’t even begin those tasks until you GET the records. We will tell you all the tricks of the trade to get around excuses, knock down the price, use FOIs and conjole bureaucrats into giving up records they don’t want you to have. It's about digging around, verifying information and nothing does that like data or documents.

#jawsinvestigates

Moderators
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... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maud Beelman

Maud Beelman

Journalist
Maud Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist and former foreign and war correspondent, oversees news coverage and editorial operations for The Associated Press in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Beelman joined the AP in August after 10 years at The Dallas Morning News, where she... Read More →
avatar for Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →


Thursday October 30, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Fiesta 4 La Quinta Resort and Club

11:00am PDT

Investigative Training: Keeping it Together
There’s a process to managing and organizing a team reporting project — and when isn't it a team reporting project? You know it works best when there isn't any fist-fighting! We’ll walk you through all the steps from coming up with story ideas that zing, pre-reporting, interviewing to outlining, and writing drafts.

#jawsinvestigates

Moderators
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... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maud Beelman

Maud Beelman

Journalist
Maud Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist and former foreign and war correspondent, oversees news coverage and editorial operations for The Associated Press in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Beelman joined the AP in August after 10 years at The Dallas Morning News, where she... Read More →
avatar for Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →


Thursday October 30, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Fiesta 4 La Quinta Resort and Club

12:00pm PDT

Investigative Training: Playing Fair (with food!)
Over lunch, we’ll talk about the special ethical responsibilities of investigative reporting and we’ll get you to opine on what’s the best way to deal with sources who want anonymity, hidden cameras and undercover works and paying for information. Can these practices ever be the right thing to do?

#jawsinvestigates

Moderators
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... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maud Beelman

Maud Beelman

Journalist
Maud Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist and former foreign and war correspondent, oversees news coverage and editorial operations for The Associated Press in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Beelman joined the AP in August after 10 years at The Dallas Morning News, where she... Read More →
avatar for Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →


Thursday October 30, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fiesta 4 La Quinta Resort and Club

1:00pm PDT

Investigative Training: “I don’t know why I’m telling you this,” and other stuff you love to hear interviewees say.
Next to smoking-gun documents, what investigative reporters like best are sources who talk, even when they don’t want to. How does that happen? It’s in the way you ask.

#jawsinvestigates

Moderators
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... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maud Beelman

Maud Beelman

Journalist
Maud Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist and former foreign and war correspondent, oversees news coverage and editorial operations for The Associated Press in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Beelman joined the AP in August after 10 years at The Dallas Morning News, where she... Read More →
avatar for Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →


Thursday October 30, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Fiesta 4 La Quinta Resort and Club

2:00pm PDT

Investigative Training: Bulletproofing Your Investigation
Techniques for making sure data analyses are correct and for bulletproofing the findings in your story. We’ll also add some tips for fact-checking.

#jawsinvestigates


Moderators
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... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maud Beelman

Maud Beelman

Journalist
Maud Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist and former foreign and war correspondent, oversees news coverage and editorial operations for The Associated Press in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Beelman joined the AP in August after 10 years at The Dallas Morning News, where she... Read More →
avatar for Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →


Thursday October 30, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Fiesta 4 La Quinta Resort and Club

3:00pm PDT

Investigative Training: Making It Sing
Now, just as you’ve become as knowledgeable in arcane topics you are investigating as your target — enough to converse with them and learn their secrets — it’s time to write. And your readers don’t know a thing. How to translate, personalize and turn numbers into apps and visualizations so that you end up with investigations worth reading.

#jawsinvestigates

Moderators
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... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maud Beelman

Maud Beelman

Journalist
Maud Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist and former foreign and war correspondent, oversees news coverage and editorial operations for The Associated Press in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Beelman joined the AP in August after 10 years at The Dallas Morning News, where she... Read More →
avatar for Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →


Thursday October 30, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Fiesta 4 La Quinta Resort and Club

4:30pm PDT

Investigative Training: Wrapping It Up
Here’s where we rush through all the things we wanted to tell you but forgot, answer questions, inspire you and send you on your way to change the world.

#jawsinvestigates


Moderators
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... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maud Beelman

Maud Beelman

Journalist
Maud Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist and former foreign and war correspondent, oversees news coverage and editorial operations for The Associated Press in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Beelman joined the AP in August after 10 years at The Dallas Morning News, where she... Read More →
avatar for Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →


Thursday October 30, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fiesta 4 La Quinta Resort and Club
 
Friday, October 31
 

8:45am PDT

Board of Directors meeting
The 2013-2014 board of directors will gather one last time to bid adieu, tie up loose ends and make sure we have crossed all our t's, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren M. Whaley

Lauren M. Whaley

President, Journalism and Women Symposium
Lauren M. Whaley is honored to be the current president of JAWS. Thanks to KC Cole, she was a JAWS fellow in 2010 and joined the board the next year. While not working on JAWS, she works full-time as a multimedia journalist producing video, radio, photography, multimedia and print... Read More →


Friday October 31, 2014 8:45am - 11:00am PDT
The Studios

12:00pm PDT

Registration
And so it begins. Registration will begin at noon on Friday. We'll be in the same building as room check-in.

To pay for your CAMP registration, please visit: http://members.jaws.org/event/camp2014

Early bird: $345 member/$445 non-member, before Aug. 1 
Regular: $375 member/$475 non-member, Aug. 1 to Sept. 31 
Late: $400 member/$500 non-member, Oct. 1 to CAMP 
Day rate: $135 member/$200 non-member

See you there! 

Moderators
avatar for Adrienne Lawrence

Adrienne Lawrence

Operations and CAMP Director, Journalism and Women Symposium
Adrienne Lawrence is a journalist turned Operations and CAMP Director for the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS). Her nonprofit experience includes running conferences and managing dynamic scholarship and award programs. She started covering politics at CBS Radio News in D.C... Read More →

Friday October 31, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
La Cita La Quinta Resort and Club

1:30pm PDT

Elevating Your Voice: A New Roadmap for Self-Defined Success
In a work landscape that continues to evolve, women in journalism (similar to women in the technology industry) can find themselves unmoored, questioning their own value, and wondering how to navigate to their next move. Most of us don’t have the time to go on a personal retreat for self-exploration and reinvention. But until we let go of the old constructs and discover who we are and what we want, we will just leap from job to job, wondering why we feel unfulfilled.

This interactive workshop will engage participants in the internal work for transformation, in which they enter into a larger possibility for themselves and their fit in the world. Because we live out of the stories we have about our lives, transformation becomes possible when we shift the stories we tell about ourselves and what’s possible. This foundational work will help JAWS members let go of old unproductive stories, claim and articulate their value and seize new opportunities. Participants will feel revitalized about their career and clear on next steps to align with their true path.

Pre-work: Come with two to three examples of “peak” work experiences—where you used your talents and felt fulfilled.

The session will cover:
  • Letting go of “Life Sentences”
  • Identify Your “Stand”
  • Articulating Your Value

#jawssuccess


Moderators
avatar for Wendy Wallbridge

Wendy Wallbridge

On Your Mark
Wendy Wallbridge, a pioneer in the coaching field, has earned a reputation for establishing breakthrough conversations that enhance the way women work, live, play, and contribute. Her singular brand of coaching, defined by her Spiral Up! Model, empowers women to become entrepreneurs... Read More →

Friday October 31, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

3:30pm PDT

Tech: One-on-One Training
Is there a specific online platform you'd like to learn about? Do you know what a Twitter hashtag is and how it's useful? And then there's enhancing your Facebook profile to make sure it reflects your professional edge. This is the personal training you've been looking for. 

JAWdesses with tech expertise to share will be on hand. Plus, Vanessa Schneider, a Google Maps expert, and LaToya Drake, a search expert from the Google for Media team, will both be in attendance. In addition, Tara Walker, a data analyst from Tableau Software, will be here to talk about the cool mapping that can be done with data. Trainers from LinkedIn, CodeActually and other tech gurus will also be at CAMP so take advantage of their expertise.

#jawstech

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for LaToya Drake

LaToya Drake

Media and Marketing Manager, Google
LaToya Drake is a spokesperson and media/marketing manager at Google. She sits on the Google for Media team, where she works closely with journalists on using Google's breadth of tools to improve their reporting. LaToya is an adjunct at New York University, and prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Schneider

Vanessa Schneider

Geo Media Program Manager, Google
Vanessa has been with Google for 3+ years, most recently as the Geo Media lead, helping journalists around the world tell stories with Google's Geo tools and technology. Before joining Google, Vanessa worked at The New York Times as a community specialist, Time Inc. as a researcher... Read More →
avatar for Tara Walker

Tara Walker

Tara Walker works as a Data Analyst on the Tableau Public team at Tableau Software in Seattle, Washington. She is a recent graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Mathematics and has loved data and numbers since a young age. When she’s not playing with numbers... Read More →


Friday October 31, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fiesta 6

4:00pm PDT

CAMP 101
First time at CAMP? Here's the session for you.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Pollock

Sarah Pollock

JAWS Board member Sarah Pollock heads the journalism program at Mills College in Oakland, California. She enjoys mentoring and being mentored by younger women (and she’s always willing to be the idiot in the room in order to understand new ideas and learn new skills). She has... Read More →
avatar for Kira Zalan

Kira Zalan

Journalist, Freelance
American journalist hanging out on the coast of Kenya (Lamu)

Speakers
avatar for Mary C. Curtis

Mary C. Curtis

Columnist, ROLL CALL
Mary C. Curtis, a columnist at Roll Call, is an award-winning journalist and educator based in Charlotte, N.C. She has contributed to NBC News, NPR, The Washington Post, The Root, ESPN's The Undefeated and talks politics on WCCB-TV in Charlotte. Curtis has worked at The New York Times... Read More →


Friday October 31, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Fiesta 13, 14 La Quinta Resort and Club

4:00pm PDT

JAWS: Looking Forward
A brainstorming session for members. Come share your ideas on the vision and mission of JAWS and opportunities for how we continue to move ahead to support women in journalism and work toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society. This is your group. What would you like to see JAWS do in the near future? What are your hopes and expectations for JAWS as we get ready to celebrate our 30th anniversary next year? Please come and tell us.

#jawsfuture

Moderators
avatar for Linda Kramer Jenning

Linda Kramer Jenning

Linda Kramer Jenning is the immediate past president of JAWS. She started her journalism career with The Associated Press in NYC, San Francisco and Oregon, switched to local television, moved to freelancing for Time, which led to working at People and then to being Washington editor... Read More →
avatar for Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →

Friday October 31, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

6:00pm PDT

Cocktail Hour
This is a great time to reunite with old friends, meet new ones and share what's happened in the last year.

Friday October 31, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Fiesta Veranda La Quinta Resort and Club

7:00pm PDT

Mash Up Dinner and CAMP Introductions
Are you new to CAMP? Have you been to CAMP many times and love meeting new CAMPers? Then this is the meal for you! We'll assign everyone to tables (look at your nametag!) so that you'll get to meet new friends and continue the beloved JAWS tradition of inclusiveness. We'll hear from Lauren Whaley, JAWS president, and don't forget about the 10-second introductions! The stop watch is ready, so make sure you don't go over time. ;)

#jawsintro

Speakers
avatar for Lauren M. Whaley

Lauren M. Whaley

President, Journalism and Women Symposium
Lauren M. Whaley is honored to be the current president of JAWS. Thanks to KC Cole, she was a JAWS fellow in 2010 and joined the board the next year. While not working on JAWS, she works full-time as a multimedia journalist producing video, radio, photography, multimedia and print... Read More →


Friday October 31, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fiesta 1, 2, 5, 7

9:00pm PDT

Halloween Party
It's no secret, CAMP starts on Halloween. Let's make it a spooky, fun beginning!

Friday October 31, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm PDT
Fiesta 1, 2, 5, 7
 
Saturday, November 1
 

6:45am PDT

Yoga
Saturday November 1, 2014 6:45am - 7:45am PDT
Hotel Waterfall

7:45am PDT

Breakfast and Jill Abramson Keynote Speech
Incoming president Linda Kramer Jenning will interview ousted NY Times executive editor Jill Abramson. Jill joined us for CAMP 2013 last year in Vermont. This is a chance to hear what has happened since the last time she spoke with us. Linda will interview Jill for about 20 minutes and then give audience members a chance to ask Jill their burning questions.

#jillatjaws

Moderators
avatar for Linda Kramer Jenning

Linda Kramer Jenning

Linda Kramer Jenning is the immediate past president of JAWS. She started her journalism career with The Associated Press in NYC, San Francisco and Oregon, switched to local television, moved to freelancing for Time, which led to working at People and then to being Washington editor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson is an American author and journalist best known as the former executive editor of The New York Times, a position she assumed in September 2011. Ms. Abramson was the first woman to serve in the highest ranking position in the paper's 160-year history. Prior to being... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 7:45am - 8:45am PDT
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

8:00am PDT

Tech: One-on-One training
***SESSION FULL***
CONTACT WEB@JAWS.ORG IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.
Is there a specific online platform you'd like to learn about? Do you know what a Twitter hashtag is and how it's useful? And then there's enhancing your Facebook profile to make sure it reflects your professional edge. This is the personal training you've been looking for. 

JAWdesses with tech expertise to share will be on hand. Plus, Vanessa Schneider, a Google Maps expert, and LaToya Drake, a search expert from the Google for Media team, will both be in attendance. In addition, Tara Walker, a data analyst from Tableau Software, will be here to talk about the cool mapping that can be done with data. Trainers from FindTheBest, LinkedIn, CodeActually and other tech gurus will also be at CAMP so take advantage of their expertise.

#jawstech

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for LaToya Drake

LaToya Drake

Media and Marketing Manager, Google
LaToya Drake is a spokesperson and media/marketing manager at Google. She sits on the Google for Media team, where she works closely with journalists on using Google's breadth of tools to improve their reporting. LaToya is an adjunct at New York University, and prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Schneider

Vanessa Schneider

Geo Media Program Manager, Google
Vanessa has been with Google for 3+ years, most recently as the Geo Media lead, helping journalists around the world tell stories with Google's Geo tools and technology. Before joining Google, Vanessa worked at The New York Times as a community specialist, Time Inc. as a researcher... Read More →
avatar for Tara Walker

Tara Walker

Tara Walker works as a Data Analyst on the Tableau Public team at Tableau Software in Seattle, Washington. She is a recent graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Mathematics and has loved data and numbers since a young age. When she’s not playing with numbers... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Frank Capra A and B

8:15am PDT

Registration
Saturday November 1, 2014 8:15am - 10:00am PDT
La Cita La Quinta Resort and Club

9:00am PDT

Tech: Swiss Army Knife of Apps
Go beyond Angry Birds and Facebook apps on your mobile devices and unlock the power of mobile apps to make your work and life easier and more productive. Apps can help you be more organized, connect you to social media at all times, be productive on the go and can even check your heart rate (no kidding!). Stephanie will share and demonstrate free and inexpensive mobile apps that you can download and start using today in a variety of categories including productivity, social media, health & wellness, graphics and multimedia production, and collaboration. The session will focus mainly on Android and iOS apps, but when available Stephanie will also share Windows and Blackberry apps.

#jawstech

Moderators
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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... Read More →

Saturday November 1, 2014 9:00am - 9:35am PDT
Fiesta 3, 4

9:00am PDT

Mentoring Secrets
#jawsmentor

Moderators
avatar for Donna Myrow

Donna Myrow

Youth media executive, Youth News Service/L.A. Youth
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1988 Hazelwood v Kuhlmeier  decision that allowed school administrators to censor student newspapers, I conceived and launched L.A. Youth, the newspaper by and about teens. I planned and oversaw its growth into the most prominent youth publication... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary Stutts

Mary Stutts

Vice President of External Affairs
Mary Stutts is the Vice President of External Affairs for Comcast NBCUniversal California responsible for Comcast’s government affairs, communications, community investment and telecommunications policy matters throughout the state. Her career reflects a history of success in public... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Fiesta 11, 12 La Quinta Resort and Club

9:00am PDT

Social Justice Journalism

Social justice journalism, in short, means “stories that matter,” according to the judges for the Peabody awards for excellence in electronic journalism. We want to make a difference with our reporting, shine that spotlight on dark corners, speak truth to power. How do we do that in the economic climate of 2014 and beyond?

#jawsjustice

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Day

Nancy Day

Nancy Day is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in major newspapers and national magazines. An honors graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana, she earned her master’s degree in communication from Stanford University. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Close

Sandy Close

Sandy Close has been a pioneer in diversifying American journalism for over 40 years. A graduate of UC-Berkeley, she began reporting on China and Vietnam in the mid-1960s and founded an inner-city newspaper in Oakland, Ca., before becoming editor of Pacific News Service in 1974... Read More →
avatar for Kari Lydersen

Kari Lydersen

A former Washington Post reporter who has written two books, and is now running a McCormick Foundation-sponsored social justice journalism project at Northwestern. She was also an environmental journalism fellow in Colorado.
avatar for Susan Smith Richardson

Susan Smith Richardson

Publisher and Editor, Chicago Reporter
I'm the publisher of a small non-profit investigative news organization looking for advice about how to create a sustainable revenue model, broaden our reach and deepen our impact -- while having fun.


Saturday November 1, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

9:40am PDT

Tech: Podcasting 101
Find your inner Ira Glass, Jad Abumrad or Marc Maron in this workshop on podcasting…wait, wait, wait…though it seems the majority of popular podcasts are hosted by men (in 2013 audio producer and Third Coast International Audio Festival co-founder Julie Shapiro discovered that 71 of the top 100 podcasts streamed on the audio app Stitcher were hosted by men), that shouldn't stop you from fine-tuning your unique voice and creating your own. This workshop will help give you a head start, with tips on setting up a studio, targeting your audience, spreading the word, and finding funding.

#jawscast

Speakers
avatar for Gina Delvac

Gina Delvac

Producer, Call Your Girlfriend podcast
I'm a podcast and radio producer. Tell me: your best story that never ran/aired, what unusual music you dance to, a fact or weird anecdote about menstruation. Ask me about: audio, podcasting, radio storytelling, what your favorite public radio personality looks like IRL.
avatar for Katie McMurran

Katie McMurran

Katie McMurran is an award-winning radio producer and audio engineer in Oakland, California. For 11 years, she was based at LA's classical music radio station KUSC, where she produced the weekly arts and culture program Arts Alive. She is currently an audio producer at Pandora Media... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 9:40am - 10:15am PDT
Fiesta 3, 4

10:15am PDT

Session Break
Saturday November 1, 2014 10:15am - 10:30am PDT
Fiesta Veranda La Quinta Resort and Club

10:30am PDT

Tech: LinkedIn Training
Learn how to use LinkedIn’s powerful search tools to find potential sources and break stories

#jawslinkedin

Moderators
avatar for Yumi Wilson

Yumi Wilson

Yumi Wilson is a corporate communications manager at LinkedIn and a tenured professor of Journalism at SF State University. As a trainer and evangelist for LinkedIn, Wilson trains corporate communicators and journalists how to use LinkedIn more effectively  to promote their companies... Read More →

Saturday November 1, 2014 10:30am - 11:05am PDT
Fiesta 3, 4

10:30am PDT

New Journalism Ethics
#jawsethics

Moderators
KM

Kelly McBride

Senior Vice President, Poynter Institute

Saturday November 1, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Fiesta 11, 12 La Quinta Resort and Club

10:30am PDT

Women Journos Rockin' It
Fellowships, awards and cool projects, oh my! Join in the discussion with women journalists who have taken on big challenges and been recognized for their work. Even in this era of downsizing, there are amazing opportunities out there; why not seize them? From journalism fellowships and international reporting grants to awards for everything from environmental reporting and investigative projects to the best food writing.

#jawsrockstars
RESOURCE
“Break routine, take the first step, lose fear” advice from panelist Claudia Nuñez: http://knight.stanford.edu/news-notes/2014/claudia-nunez-break-routine-take-the-first-step-lose-fear/

Moderators
avatar for Dawn Garcia

Dawn Garcia

Director, John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships
Dawn Garcia is Director of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, a 10-month program that brings up to 20 accomplished journalists to campus each year to foster journalism innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Previously, Garcia was a newspaper reporter... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alison Fitzgerald

Alison Fitzgerald

Health policy correspondent, NPR
Alison Fitzgerald is an award-winning economics, finance and investigative reporter who joined the Center for Public Integrity in April 2013 to help lead its financial and business reporting. Her first project at the Center, “After the Meltdown,” was honored with the 2014 George Polk Award for business reporting and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award. She is now managing editor overseeing all the Center’s work on federal and state politics, finance and broadband. Prior to joining the Center, Alison... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Holmes

Michelle Holmes

VP of Content, Alabama Media Group
As VP of Content, Michelle Holmes oversees the editorial operations of Alabama Media Group, which includes the state's largest news website, AL.com, The Birmingham News, Mobile's Press-Register, The Huntsville Times, the Mississippi Press, and gulflive.com. On her watch, she's... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Nuñez

Claudia Nuñez

Founder, Migrahack
Claudia Nunez is founder and director of Migrahack, which brings journalists, coders and community members together to build data visualizations around important immigration issues. Claudia has directed Migrahacks in Chicago, Los Angeles and Mexico City. Her project, Migrahack... Read More →




Saturday November 1, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

11:10am PDT

Tech: Plagiarism and Verifying in a Digital World
If your mother says she loves you … we know that rule. It’s even more true in a digital world. Fabrication is easier than ever before – but so is figuring out what’s fake. This session will provide tips on verifying the accuracy of images and video, user-generated content, and online and email sourcing on deadline and user-generated content. In addition, we’ll touch on how to spot fabrication and plagiarism on in-house and external content.

#jawsverify

Moderators
avatar for Teresa Schmedding - 2015 Board Member

Teresa Schmedding - 2015 Board Member

Managing Editor/President, Rotary International/ACES
Teresa Schmedding is the president of the ACES: The Society for Editing and the managing editor of Rotary International

Saturday November 1, 2014 11:10am - 11:45am PDT
Fiesta 3, 4

12:00pm PDT

Legacy Luncheon
Do you know your JAWS trailblazers? This year's Legacy Fund luncheon honors JAWS pioneers Eileen Shanahan, Joan Cook and Kay Mills, whose reporting and activism changed attitudes about women and minorities, and helped end sexist and racist practices that had marginalized them in almost all aspects of life. Shanahan and Cook were named plaintiffs in the landmark class-action lawsuit against The New York Times. Mills and Shanahan developed beats in the early 1970s on the fledgling women’s political movement - as did Legacy Luncheon speaker Peggy Simpson, who also was a named plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit against the Associated Press.

#jawslegacy

Speakers
avatar for Peggy Simpson

Peggy Simpson

Independent Reporter and Writer
Peggy Simpson has followed the dramatic evolution of “women’s place” both as a reporter and as a media activist. She worked for the AP for 15 years, covering the Kennedy assassination in Dallas and covering Congress for a decade. She also created an AP beat on the fledgling... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

1:30pm PDT

Tech: FindTheBest: Data is Beautiful
During this session, Alysia Dupuy and Kiran Dhillon will walk through:
1. The state of the industry today.
  • Online publishing has grown complex, crowded and competitive.
  • To stand out, publishers are adding rich, visual content and data to help pull in readers and tell a more engaging story.
  • There are very few resources that are both easy to use and readily available to publishers at no cost.
2. Who FindTheBest is:
Our mission is to collect, structure and connect the world’s data to lead people to the best conclusions.

3. How we can help: Free tools for publishers
  • Versus widgets for side by side product comparison
  • List widgets for ‘Top 10’-’Top 100’ product articles
  • Data based interactive graphics for topic inspiration and content creation
#jawsdata

Moderators
avatar for Alysia Dupuy

Alysia Dupuy

head of Partner Management, Find The Best
Aly is the head of the Partner Management team at FindTheBest, helping publishers leverage FTB’s 1000+ data sets and visualization tools to complement and monetize content. She graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a degree in Economics... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kiran Dhillon

Kiran Dhillon

Editorial Development, Find The Best
Kiran is in editorial development at FindTheBest, where she works with a team of experts to promote transparency and tell stories through big data. She writes for TIME and Business Insider, and works with editors at various partner publications to collaborate on content using FindTheBest... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:05pm PDT
Fiesta 3, 4

1:30pm PDT

Quick Fixes for Common Writing Problems
Not everyone has time or editors to polish their writing as well as they might like. But there are a number of very easy things you can incorporate into your writing (and your reporting) to help make things clearer for readers, and keep them from having to back up, stop or wonder what the heck you’re talking about. A reader who has to do any of those things is a potential reader lost. Be prepared to share!

#jawsedits

Moderators
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Merrill Perlman

Freelance Editor, Merrill Perlman Consulting
Merrill Perlman spent 25 years at The New York Times in jobs ranging from copy editor to director of copy desks, in charge of all 150-plus copy editors at The Times. (Both titles are, sadly, now extinct at The Times.) Now, she's a freelance editor and trains writers and editors for... Read More →

Saturday November 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Fiesta 11, 12 La Quinta Resort and Club

1:30pm PDT

Telling Our Stories: Documentary Filmmakers Spotlighting Women's Stories
Two-time Emmy Award-winning documentarian June Cross once said: Good journalists don’t just write about issues, instead, journalists often focus on engaging audiences by telling the stories of people who are affected by these larger issues. Be it race, culture or class; politics, business or activism; sports, arts or entertainment — women have something to say on these issues. This panel of filmmakers (and journalists-turned-filmmakers) will explore the breadth of telling women’s stories in documentaries, providing an overview of the rewards and challenges for journalists in the documentary arena: Are there differences in methodology as the filmmaker and the journalist? Does the medium matter (broadcast, cable, public television, film or the Internet)? What do journalists need to know before delving into the documentary world? Come hear these women share stories about their films and their process, then see their films during our first-ever JAWS CAMP Film Festival, with opportunities for more in-depth Q&As following the screening. Panelists:
  • Mary Trunk, producer-director, Lost In Living;
  • Carol Bash, producer-director, Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band,
  • Katina Alexander Dunn, producer-director, Kumpania (YouTube video trailer, plus a Flamenco flash mob)
  • Mary Dore, director, She's Beautiful When She's Angry
#jawsfilmmakers

Moderators
avatar for Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

Journalist
Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn is a Los Angeles-based journalist with deep roots in publishing, covering media and entertainment (television and film, in particular), the convergence of art and culture, and stories of identity and empowerment among women and African Americans. A former... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carol Bash

Carol Bash

Founder and President, Paradox Films
Carol Bash is the Founder and President of Paradox Films. "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band," is the company’s premier project. The documentary will be broadcast nationally on PBS in 2015. Also in development are: the "Gaze Project," an interactive visual installation... Read More →
avatar for Mary Dore

Mary Dore

Mary Dore is an award-winning documentary producer who brings an activist perspective to her films. Dore grew up in Auburn, Maine and began her career with a Boston film collective that produced independent historical documentaries, including “Children of Labor” (1977) which premiered... Read More →
avatar for Katina Alexander Dunn

Katina Alexander Dunn

Director and producer Katina Alexander Dunn was born in Chicago and worked as production manager, art director, feature writer, columnist and editor for publications such as Triad, Chicago Sun­Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Newsweek, New York Times, Core Media weeklies and... Read More →
avatar for Mary Trunk

Mary Trunk

Documentarian
Mary Trunk started as a painter, became a dancer and choreographer and has been making films for almost 20 years. Her first feature length film "The Watershed" screened at over 30 film festivals worldwide and won numerous best documentary awards. She spent seven years filming four... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

2:10pm PDT

Tech: CodeActually: Teaching Journalists to Code
As you may have seen in job listings, coding is playing a larger role in the newsroom. In fact, it's an important piece of 21st century literacy and is the foundation for new ways to tell stories. But we need training we can understand and put to use immediately. Cindy Royal will present a session that will address the opportunities and challenges associated with programming training. Royal founded CodeActually.com and developed it while a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Through her work, CodeActually is making programming accessible for those with a range of technology skills, and building a community that provides support for continued learning.

jawscode

Moderators
avatar for Cindy Royal

Cindy Royal

Knight Fellow and Professor
Cindy Royal is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University and a 2013-2014 Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. She has taught digital media skills and concepts for more than a decade. Cindy completed Ph.D. studies... Read More →

Saturday November 1, 2014 2:10pm - 2:45pm PDT
Fiesta 3, 4

2:50pm PDT

Fellowship and Group Photos
Saturday November 1, 2014 2:50pm - 3:10pm PDT
Tennis Courts La Quinta Resort and Club

3:15pm PDT

Fran Lewine Interview: Linda Deutsch
#jawslewine

Moderators
avatar for Edith Lederer

Edith Lederer

During a 48-year career with The Associated Press, Edie Lederer has worked on every continent except Antarctica covering wars, famines, nuclear issues and political upheavals. The first woman assigned full-time to the AP staff reporting the Vietnam War, Lederer also covered the 1973... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Linda Deutsch

Linda Deutsch

AP
In four decades with The Associated Press, Linda Deutsch has established herself as the nation’s leading expert in coverage of high profile trials. From Manson to O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Phil Spector and many others in between, she has become known for her fair and unbiased... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

4:30pm PDT

Books, Browse and Booze
Meet JAWS authors, buy a book, and chat about their latest work. We'll also have a cash bar and you'll be able to pursue the silent auction at the same time!

Saturday November 1, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Fiesta Veranda La Quinta Resort and Club

6:00pm PDT

Anna Holmes Keynote Dinner
#annaatjaws

Moderators
avatar for Lauren M. Whaley

Lauren M. Whaley

President, Journalism and Women Symposium
Lauren M. Whaley is honored to be the current president of JAWS. Thanks to KC Cole, she was a JAWS fellow in 2010 and joined the board the next year. While not working on JAWS, she works full-time as a multimedia journalist producing video, radio, photography, multimedia and print... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anna Holmes

Anna Holmes

Anna Holmes is an editor and writer and the founder of the very popular and award-winning website Jezebel.com, which she created in 2007 and ran until her departure in 2010. Anna's work has appeared in such publications as Salon, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker.com and Glamour magazine. In  2012, she was the recipient of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism Mi... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

8:00pm PDT

Documentary Screenings
JAWS' own mini film festival. We'll have two documentaries running at the same time. On Saturday night, we'll show Mary Dore's "She's Angry When She's Beautiful" (Fiesta 1, 2, 5) and Carol Bash's "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band." (Fiesta 3, 4)

Moderators
avatar for Georgia Dawkins

Georgia Dawkins

Senior Producer, KSLA News 12
Georgia Dawkins is a newsroom leader on the rise. She joined KSLA News 12 in Shreveport, La, in 2013 after two years at WBBH/WZVN in Fort Myers, FL. The Florida A&M alumna entered local news at WCTV in Tallahassee. She spent three summers at ABC in New York City. Georgia was introduced... Read More →
avatar for Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

Journalist
Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn is a Los Angeles-based journalist with deep roots in publishing, covering media and entertainment (television and film, in particular), the convergence of art and culture, and stories of identity and empowerment among women and African Americans. A former... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carol Bash

Carol Bash

Founder and President, Paradox Films
Carol Bash is the Founder and President of Paradox Films. "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band," is the company’s premier project. The documentary will be broadcast nationally on PBS in 2015. Also in development are: the "Gaze Project," an interactive visual installation... Read More →
avatar for Mary Dore

Mary Dore

Mary Dore is an award-winning documentary producer who brings an activist perspective to her films. Dore grew up in Auburn, Maine and began her career with a Boston film collective that produced independent historical documentaries, including “Children of Labor” (1977) which premiered... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 8:00pm - 10:30pm PDT
Fiesta 3, 4, 6 La Quinta Resort and Club
 
Sunday, November 2
 

7:00am PST

Yoga
Sunday November 2, 2014 7:00am - 7:45am PST
Hotel Waterfall

8:00am PST

Breakfast and general 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 2014 initiatives and look toward the future. We will also bid adieu to the current board and vote on the 2014-2015 board slate. 

Moderators
avatar for Lauren M. Whaley

Lauren M. Whaley

President, Journalism and Women Symposium
Lauren M. Whaley is honored to be the current president of JAWS. Thanks to KC Cole, she was a JAWS fellow in 2010 and joined the board the next year. While not working on JAWS, she works full-time as a multimedia journalist producing video, radio, photography, multimedia and print... Read More →

Sunday November 2, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

8:00am PST

Tech: One-on-One Training
Is there a specific online platform you'd like to learn about? Do you know what a Twitter hashtag is and how it's useful? And then there's enhancing your Facebook profile to make sure it reflects your professional edge. This is the personal training you've been looking for. 

JAWdesses with tech expertise to share will be on hand. Plus, Vanessa Schneider, a Google Maps expert, and LaToya Drake, a search expert from the Google for Media team, will both be in attendance. In addition, Tara Walker, a data analyst from Tableau Software, will be here to talk about the cool mapping that can be done with data. Trainers from LinkedIn, CodeActually and other tech gurus will also be at CAMP so take advantage of their expertise.

#jawstech

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for LaToya Drake

LaToya Drake

Media and Marketing Manager, Google
LaToya Drake is a spokesperson and media/marketing manager at Google. She sits on the Google for Media team, where she works closely with journalists on using Google's breadth of tools to improve their reporting. LaToya is an adjunct at New York University, and prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Schneider

Vanessa Schneider

Geo Media Program Manager, Google
Vanessa has been with Google for 3+ years, most recently as the Geo Media lead, helping journalists around the world tell stories with Google's Geo tools and technology. Before joining Google, Vanessa worked at The New York Times as a community specialist, Time Inc. as a researcher... Read More →
avatar for Tara Walker

Tara Walker

Tara Walker works as a Data Analyst on the Tableau Public team at Tableau Software in Seattle, Washington. She is a recent graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a degree in Mathematics and has loved data and numbers since a young age. When she’s not playing with numbers... Read More →


Sunday November 2, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm PST
Fiesta 6

9:00am PST

From eBook to iBook: Telling Stories Across Media
Emerging digital platforms challenge us to come up with fresh approaches to storytelling. The iPad provides fertile territory for experimentation using tactile engagement; it's an ideal platform for readers/viewers of all ages and interests to go with the story along the pathway each chooses to take. Stories told in iBooks intermingle narrative text with a welcoming mix of visual elements — video, photos and illustrations live alongside interactive maps, graphics and documents. Learn about "transmedia" storytelling — take a look at iBook examples and hear from a journalist who is experimenting with its possibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Ludtke

Melissa Ludtke

Melissa Ludtke is a longtime journalist and JAWS Entrepreneur Fellow. In her mid-20s, she was a pioneering women sportswriter, when as a Sports Illustrated (SI) reporter she was the plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against Major League Baseball; her side prevailed and she won equal... Read More →


Sunday November 2, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am PST
Fiesta 3, 4

9:00am PST

How Numbers Affect Films: Women’s Roles in Filmmaking
Women’s perspectives in the big Hollywood productions might not be easy to spot but the stories told by the movies we watch are affected by every job behind the camera: screenwriters, cinematographers, producers and directors. How many women are working behind the camera, and in what capacity? What does it mean when there’s a woman producer or director behind a film? What happens when film sets are mostly male and how does that affect what stories we watch on the big screen? We’ll discuss the current status of the filmmaking industry, what that means for women – both those behind and in front of the camera and those watching it on the big screen – and whether there’s any indication the situation is changing.

#jawsfilms

Moderators
avatar for Rachel Larris

Rachel Larris

Reproductive Rights Director, Media Matters for America
Rachel Larris is the Reproductive Rights Director at Media Matters for America where she monitors and examines media coverage of reproductive issues. She formerly served communications manager of the Women’s Media Center whose mission is to make women and girls visible and powerful... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary Milliken

Mary Milliken

Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor, Reuters
Mary Milliken is the U.S. Media Editor for Reuters, based in Los Angeles, and is responsible for the agency’s entertainment, lifestyle and sports news. After a 26-year career abroad that took her to Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Argentina, she moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to... Read More →
SS

Stacy Smith

Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Stacy Smith is an associate professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, and is the director of a research-driven initiative at USC Annenberg on Media, Diversity, and Social Change. The initiative produces cutting-edge, timely, and theory-driven empirical research on different... Read More →


Sunday November 2, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am PST
Fiesta 13, 14 La Quinta Resort and Club

9:00am PST

The Marissa Mayer Effect: How Media Coverage Influences Women in Tech
The out-of-whack ratio of women to men in the tech industry is no secret. So why is it so slow to change? We'll discuss how media coverage influences the numbers, the consequences of our coverage and how we can do a better job of reporting about the industry and women leading it.

#jawsintech

Moderators
avatar for Angela Woodall

Angela Woodall

Research Fellow, Columbia University
Angela Woodall is a Ph.D. candidate in the Communications department of the Columbia University School of Journalism. Her primary research interests include policy, civic, and socially-related facets of digital technologies and emerging media, as well as computational methods for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Bryant

Kimberly Bryant

Black Girls CODE, Founder
Kimberly is the founder of Black Girls CODE, a top technology education nonprofit focusing on teaching girls ages 6-17 from underrepresented communities skills in computer programming and technology. The group creates workshops and after school programs to introduce computer coding... Read More →
avatar for Natalia Oberti Noguera

Natalia Oberti Noguera

Founder & CEO, Pipeline Fellowship
Dubbed "The Coach" by Marie Claire, Natalia (aka Ms. Oberti Noguera) is Founder and CEO of Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women that's changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs. Natalia holds a BA in Comparative Literature & Economics from Yale. She has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Mashable, Reuters Money... Read More →
avatar for Alaina Percival

Alaina Percival

CEO and Board Chair, Women Who Code
Alaina Percival spent the first three years of her career working at the PUMA headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany as the international niche product manager. Upon completion of her MBA, Percival accepted a brand marketing manager position for Nfinity, a performance footwear company... Read More →


Sunday November 2, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am PST
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

10:15am PST

Session Break
Sunday November 2, 2014 10:15am - 10:30am PST
Fiesta Veranda La Quinta Resort and Club

10:30am PST

The New Professional Track: New Titles in Journalism
In today's newsrooms, there are a multitude of jobs that didn't exist five or 10 years ago and many more new roles popping up every day. This panel will explore what titles like engagement editor, data journalist, and web producer mean in today's newsrooms, what skills are needed to get these jobs, and what the career trajectory is for such roles as organizations continue to shift toward digital. Hear from women who've been blazing their own paths (and job titles) in this time of change, and find out where they are going next.

#jawsshift

Moderators
MJ

Mandy Jenkins

General Manager, The Compass Experiment

Speakers
PK

P. Kim Bui

Director of Audience Innovation, The Arizona Republic
avatar for Alexis Hauk

Alexis Hauk

Homepage Editor, Time
Alexis Hauk has been a proud member of JAWS since 2008 and was a Camp Fellow in 2010. In the last decade she has lived in Atlanta, Charlotte, Boston and Washington, D.C. She recently took the plunge and moved to New York City in May this year to take an exciting opportunity as... Read More →


Sunday November 2, 2014 10:30am - 11:50am PST
Fiesta 3, 4

10:30am PST

Online Harassment in The Age of Digital News
Trolls will be trolls, but when does online commentary cross the line and how do you deal with the onslaught of negative feedback, or worse? Learn from top journalists in different arenas on their experiences and effective strategies for coping with the nuisances of public opining while female. This will not be a session on complaints, but a session with input from several journalists on building tools and skillsets to actively dissuade people from attacks before they happen as well as what recourse you have when it continues.

Trigger Warning: We will at some points in the panel discuss comments made to journalists that will refer to violence, sexual violence and personal threats.

#jawsprotect

Moderators
avatar for Michele Weldon

Michele Weldon

Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS)
Michele Weldon is assistant professor emerita at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where she taught for 18 years. She is a best-selling author of four nonfiction books, journalist and live storyteller. She has worked on staff as an editor and columnist at several... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary C. Curtis

Mary C. Curtis

Columnist, ROLL CALL
Mary C. Curtis, a columnist at Roll Call, is an award-winning journalist and educator based in Charlotte, N.C. She has contributed to NBC News, NPR, The Washington Post, The Root, ESPN's The Undefeated and talks politics on WCCB-TV in Charlotte. Curtis has worked at The New York Times... Read More →
avatar for Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →


Sunday November 2, 2014 10:30am - 11:50am PST
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

12:00pm PST

Lunch on Your Own
Sunday November 2, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
La Quinta

12:00pm PST

Mentor/Mentee Meet-up
Sunday November 2, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
La Quinta

12:00pm PST

New Board of Directors Meeting
The first gathering of the new board under President Linda Kramer Jenning!

Sunday November 2, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
The Studios La Quinta Resort and Club

1:00pm PST

On Your Own Cruise Information

Moderators
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Donna Myrow

Youth media executive, Youth News Service/L.A. Youth
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1988 Hazelwood v Kuhlmeier  decision that allowed school administrators to censor student newspapers, I conceived and launched L.A. Youth, the newspaper by and about teens. I planned and oversaw its growth into the most prominent youth publication... Read More →

Sunday November 2, 2014 1:00pm - 3:45pm PST
La Quinta

4:00pm PST

Documentary Screenings
It's the second installment of JAWS' mini film festival. We'll have two documentaries running at the same time. On Sunday, we'll feature Mary Trunk's "Lost In Living" and Katrina Dunn's "Kumpania Flamenco: Los Angeles."

 


Moderators
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Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

Journalist
Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn is a Los Angeles-based journalist with deep roots in publishing, covering media and entertainment (television and film, in particular), the convergence of art and culture, and stories of identity and empowerment among women and African Americans. A former... Read More →
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Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →

Speakers
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Katina Alexander Dunn

Director and producer Katina Alexander Dunn was born in Chicago and worked as production manager, art director, feature writer, columnist and editor for publications such as Triad, Chicago Sun­Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Newsweek, New York Times, Core Media weeklies and... Read More →
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Mary Trunk

Documentarian
Mary Trunk started as a painter, became a dancer and choreographer and has been making films for almost 20 years. Her first feature length film "The Watershed" screened at over 30 film festivals worldwide and won numerous best documentary awards. She spent seven years filming four... Read More →


Sunday November 2, 2014 4:00pm - 6:45pm PST
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

7:00pm PST

Sonia Nazario Keynote Dinner
Sonia Nazario, author and speaker, will discuss her career and work during Sunday night's keynote dinner.

#soniaatjaws

Moderators
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Lindsey Anderson

Reporter, El Paso Times
Lindsey Anderson is a reporter for the El Paso Times, where she covers education, immigration and regional issues. Her recent work includes an investigative piece on U visas, given to victims of crimes who are in the United States illegally and help law enforcement prosecute the crimes. She previously interned with the Associated Press in Boston and studied journalism at American University in Washington, D.C. Every penny earned goes to her travel... Read More →

Speakers
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Sonia Nazario

Sonia Nazario has spent more than 20 years reporting and writing about large social issues in the U.S.–hunger, drug addiction, and immigration–most recently as a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She has won numerous national journalism and book awards. Her story... Read More →


Sunday November 2, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

8:00pm PST

Wine and Whine
Wrapping things up by visiting with new and old friends and wishing them well.

Sunday November 2, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Fiesta 1, 2, 5
 
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