The Herstory: JAWS Oral History Project documents professional careers, work experiences and associational life of senior women journalists who have participated in JAWS.  Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) is a women journalists’ organization that grew out of a 1984 panel discussion at the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in the wake of the second-wave feminist movement. It was officially founded in 1985 and has grown from 16 founding members to more than 700 members across the country today. What you see here is a collection of oral history interviews with selective members of JAWS. The interviewees vary in their life stages and professional statuses: some being the founding members of JAWS and others having joined the organization more recently; some already celebrating a half-century of work, and others still in the middle of their careers; some working for elite newspapers, and others for community-based outposts; some crowned with a Pulitzer Prize, and others less recognized.  

Project Leader:  Yong Volz

Creative Director:  Ying Wu

Writers:  Yong Volz, Youn-Joo Park, Teri Finneman, Katherine Parkinson

Interviewers:  Yong Volz, Youn-Joo Park, Teri Finneman

Web Designer:  Ying Wu

Web Developers:  A. J. Million, Ying Wu

Video Editors:  Katherine Parkinson, Daniel J. Shapiro

Audio Editor:  Katherine Parkinson

Illustration:  J. J. Zhan, Ying Wu

Music Composer:  Haley Myers

Music Editor:  William J. Lackey

Piano:  Haley Myers

Viola:  Grant Bradshaw