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Adrienne Lawrence is a journalist turned Interim Operations and CAMP Director for the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS). Her director experience includes financial reporting and budget management for nonprofit and for-profit organizations, managing conferences and festivals, and overseeing dynamic scholarship and award programs. She also served on JAWS’ 2013-2014 Board of Directors as a board member before she resigned to apply for the open positions with JAWS. During that time, she served on the following committees: Communications, CAMP, Development, Regional Programming and Fellowship.
Since 2007, she has worked as a multimedia reporter, editor and manager for newspapers (The Frederick News-Post and Town Courier), a peer-reviewed scientific journal (The NAVTA Journal), news radio (CBS Radio and 930 WFMD AM) and feature magazines (270Inc., Frederick Gorilla Magazine and Frederick Magazine). She specializes in long-form reporting for magazines and radio. Primarily Adrienne covers politics, economics and business and has managed several publications including The NAVTA Journal and the Urbana Town Courier.
She started at CBS Radio News in Washington, D.C., where she covered Congressional meetings, produced content for a weekly radio news show, mined for experts on any topic including inflation and gas prices. In fact, Dan Raviv still talks about that she was able to get a cell phone number for a vice president with Bank of America for an inflation story. Adrienne also reviewed incoming submissions and releases and assisted other departments with work.
She landed her first full-time news position at The Frederick News-Post. While there she worked on the obituary desk, reported on health, entertainment and food, and became the paper’s theater critic. When she managed the Town Courier, she was the news editor and managed freelance writers and photographers, worked with experts to develop columns and worked with the paper’s staff to publish a dynamic newspaper. For The NAVTA Journal, she managed the magazine’s content, worked with an editorial board to review articles, edited for style, worked closely with the design team, curated content for the website, edited and created the newsletter and wrote social media posts. Adrienne worked at 930 WFMD AM in 2007 and returned to the news team in 2013 as a reporter and anchor. While there, she reported on breaking news, wrote news stories, produced dynamic packages for air, voiced ne