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Membership in AWJ
is open to both men and women in the print and broadcast media, newsroom support
freelance journalists, and journalism students and academics. (People working in public
marketing, or corporate communications are not eligible.)
Currently, our Chicago membership is approximately
- Plugs you into a growing network that includes print media and broadcast journalists not only in Chicago, but
also in Dallas-Fort Worth, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and St. Petersburg, Flordia.
- Introduces you to top local and national newsmakers, through off-the-record breakfast meetings.
- Shows you how colleagues are handling the challenges of juggling professional and personal lives, through panel
- Keeps you up to date on each other, through a newsletter and Web page.
Off-the-record breakfast meetings:
- Civil rights lawyer and scholar Lani Guinier
- ACLU president Nadine Strossen
- Former U.S. Labor Secretary Lynn Martin
- U.S. Appellate Court Judge Ilana Rovner
- Former Chicago School Supt. Argie Johnson
- Dept. of Children and Family Services Director Jess McDonald
- Daley administration policy chief Mary Sue Barrett
- Democratic National Convention chief Debra DeLee
- Cook County State's Attorney Richard Devine
- Chicago Police Superintendent Terry Hill
Panel discussion meetings:
- Handling racism and sexism in sources.
- How to get a life.
- What spin doctors think of political news coverage.
- Women in management.
- If it bleeds, must it lead?
- How to negotiate a
- A computer weekend "mini camp"
of the national organization Journalism & Women Symposium(JAWS),
held in Evanston.
- Sponsor of the survey on gender bias in Washington D.C. coverage.
AWJ Bylaws and Regulations:
Note: The link below will ask
you to download to your disk or view in current location
(it will open an application and allow
you to view the file in the application).
Bylaws and Regulations (BYLAWS.doc)
Visit Our Membership Directory!
Come and visit our Membership Directory. See who is a member, the position she holds,
and who she is affiliated with.
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How to Join AWJ
E-mail or mailto our Treasurer, Bonnie McGrath at email@example.com, the following information:
Your job position or title
Your place of employment or affiliation
Your e-mail address or other method of contact(phone # or mailing address)
And mail a check
for the $30 membership fee to: Bonnie McGrath at 1206 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605.
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