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Chief Executive Officer and Co-Fo...

The Women Syndicate

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Tad Bartimus | Tad Bartimus, 8 Feb 2014 [cached]
Tad Bartimus
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Tad Bartimus has always been a storyteller. As a bureau chief, war correspondent in Vietnam, foreign correspondent in Europe, Northern Ireland and Latin America, and as special roving correspondent in the United States, she reported for The Associated Press for 25 years.
In her salad days, she told other people's stories; now she tells her own, writing the nationally syndicated column "Among Friends" for The Women Syndicate, of which she is CEO and co-founder. She also founded the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS) in 1985, an organization numbering nearly 1,000 members which aims to help women journalists and writers achieve their full potential.
She is one of 55 women whose careers have been chronicled in the Washington Journalism Foundation's Oral History Project. She has also been honored with a lifetime achievement award from her alma mater, the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing (1989 and 1991), Ms. Bartimus has won many writing awards awards and has co-authored three books: Trinity's Children, Mid-Life Confidential and Requiem.
She's proud to have sung rock 'n roll with Stephen King, Dave Barry, Barbara Kingsolver and Amy Tan in the writers' band, The Rock Bottom Remainders.
Here, in her own words, is Tad telling you about herself.
Tad Bartimus · ·
Colorado Press Women: National Conference > Keynote Speakers, 2 Jan 2014 [cached]
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Award-winning journalist and authorTad Bartimus shares her no-nonsense insights on the details of our lives in Among Friends, a weekly common-sense commentary from United Feature Syndicate that appears in newspapers nationwide.
When illness compelled Bartimus to leave the AP in 1993, she was named Atwood professor of journalism at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Bartimus contributed her story to the book WAR TORN: Stories of War from the Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam (Random House, 2002). She also wrote the text for Requiem, a collaborative effort with David Halberstam, Horst Faas and Tim Page that won Overseas Press Club and George Polk awards in 1998.
Bartimus co-authored Trinity's Children: Living Along America's Nuclear Highway with Wall Street Journal columnist Scott McCartney, and was a co-author with other band members, including Stephen King, Amy Tan and Matt Groening, of Mid-Life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America with Three Chords and an Attitude.
One of 55 women whose careers have been chronicled in the Washington Journalism Foundation's Oral History Project, Bartimus has also been awarded a lifetime achievement medal from her alma mater, the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing (1989, 1991), she has been honored for her writing by the Associated Press Managing Editors Association more times than any other living AP journalist. She has received Headliner and Inter American Press Association awards, and a year after launching Among Friends, Bartimus won the Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communications for best editorial commentary over 100,000 circulation.
In 1985, Bartimus founded the Journalism and Women Symposium, an organization that aims to help women journalists and writers achieve their full potential.
Her Story | JAWS - Journalism & Women Symposium, 30 Oct 2012 [cached]
They had such a good time that Tad Bartimus, an Associated Press correspondent and Missouri alum, invited the women to join her and several other Colorado journalists at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park in September 1985. That meeting was attended by Tad Bartimus; Jean Gaddy Wilson of the University of Missouri; Jane Marshall, then with the Denver Post; Carole McKelvey, then with the Rocky Mountain News; the late Janet Chusmir, then publisher of the Boulder Daily Camera; Judy Miller, Denver TV news producer; Pam Johnson, then with the Kansas City Star; Anne Banville of Washington, D.C.; Christy Bulkeley, then with the Gannett Foundation; Lucy Conant of Sheridan, Wyo., Trisha Flynn of the Denver Post; Jennifer Gavin of the Associated Press in Denver; Susan Harlow of the Sheridan Press; Ramona Rush of the University of Kentucky; Harriet Simpson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Tay Thomas of Anchorage, Alaska.
We heard Tad Bartimus and Edie Lederer, also of the Associated Press, swap war stories-literally-about covering the Vietnam War.
As Tad put it in the first-ever JAWS newsletter afterwards, the folks at the dude ranch "liked us because we were good tippers and could pour our own coffee in a crisis."
Its masthead credited Sybil Barnes for editing, Dean Wariner for graphics and design and Tad Bartimus for motivation.
Tad kept JAWS going in the early days out of her hip pocket and her heart.
That interim board consisted of Jane Marshall, who had moved to the Houston Chronicle; Tad Bartimus, Associated Press; Joan Cook, New York Times; Margie Freivogel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Glenda Holste, St. Paul Pioneer Press; Leola Johnson of Penn State; Pam Johnson of the Phoenix Gazette; Connie Koenenn of the Los Angeles Times; Carole McKelvey, Rocky Mountain News; Kay Mills, Los Angeles Times; Eileen Shanahan, Governing Magazine; Peg Simpson, Ms. Magazine; and Betty Anne Williams, USA Today.
Tad Bartimus eulogized Janet in the newsletter, remembering her advice to "fight for the important things: equal pay and equal respect.
Tad Bartimus, who founded JAWS, attended camp for the first time in eight years and received a standing ovation as well.
By TAD ..., 8 Aug 2010 [cached]
A reporter for the Associated Press for 25 years, Tad Bartimus was the AP's first female bureau chief (Alaska) and a war correspondent in Vietnam. She has shifted her focus from the "big headlines" to the smaller moments of our lives.
Me, Myself, and I: The personal touch can be heavy-handed | Paula's Blog [cached]
Take, for example, Associated Press writer Tad Bartimus' prize-winning first-person story of her father's death. People die every day. But Ms. Bartimus' father died only once; it was an exceptional event matched by an exceptional treatment from a writer who did not ordinarily write about herself.
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