College students working toward a career in sports media, professionals currently in the industry, others interested in sports media – we invite you all to join AWSM today. Please note membership fees are not refundable. Get started!

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Membership Benefits

Events & Networking

Our regional and national events offer educational and networking opportunities while featuring some of the most respected individuals in the industry. Recent events have been in Austin, Charlotte, Denver Houston, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Seattle. From panel discussions to workshops to social outings – AWSM provides something for everyone.

Jobs & Training

On Wednesdays, dozens of jobs and internships are added to our members-only jobs board. Employers can alert AWSM of openings by emailing In addition to awarding periodic grants to attend conferences and for training, each spring we take on new applicants for our yearlong AWSM Champions mentoring program.

Internships & Scholarships

Since AWSM established its internship/scholarship program in 1990, more than 150 female college students have been placed in positions with employers ranging from ESPN to to Sports Illustrated. College students receive a discounted price on memberships, which also includes waiver of the internship application fee.

Additional Benefits

Members have access to an online membership directory, receive quarterly newsletters and a variety of discounts – ranging from reduced rates to join other media groups to reduced registration fees for AWSM’s annual convention. We also offer a variety of volunteer opportunities involving both student and professional groups.

Why join?

Jenny Dial Creech
Houston Chronicle sports columnist and former board member Jenny Dial Creech on the benefits of AWSM membership.
Stefanie Loh
Seattle Times assistant sports editor and former board member Stefanie Loh on the value of networking through AWSM.

AWSM Champions

AWSM Champions presented by the Ann Liguori Foundation is a yearlong mentoring program open to the organization’s professional members. Mentees are matched with a sports media veteran in the appropriate field and partake in discussions with industry leaders. Mentees receive a complimentary one-year extension of their AWSM membership and nominal assistance to attend the organization’s summer conference. AWSM thanks sportscaster Ann Liguori, the program’s benefactor. The application period will open in the spring.

2019-2020 Class
Despina Barton
Spectrum Sports
Jody Jackson
Fox Sports Arizona
Callie Caplan
Dallas Morning News
Dana O'Neil
The Athletic
Amie Just
The Times-Picayune
Nancy Armour
USA Today Sports
Grace Raynor
The Athletic
Rachel Bowers
Rochelle Romero
Colleen Farrell
Pac-12 Networks
Past awsm champions classes
View the 2018-2019 Class
Dorian Craft
Kate Scott
Pac-12 Networks
Alicia Del Gallo
Pro Soccer USA
Melissa Hoppert
New York Times
Mirin Fader
Bleacher Report
Jenni Carlson
The Oklahoman
Caitlin Schmidt
Arizona Daily Star
Jena Janovy
Erin Summers
7 Communications
Jill Montgomery
Four Leaf Productions
Nicole Yang
Boston Globe
Nicole Auerbach
The Athletic
View the 2017-18 Class
Alex Alejandro
Houston Chronicle
Iliana Limón Romero
Orlando Sentinel
Rontina DeGraffenreid
Denali Media
Amy Lawrence
CBS Sports
Jori Epstein
Dallas Morning News
Lindsay Jones
Kwani Lunis
NBC Sports Boston
Kate Leonard

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