AWSM is a volunteer-managed, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1987 as a support network and advocacy group for women who work in sports media (reporting, editing, broadcast, media relations, etc.). Founded by Nancy Cooney, Susan Fornoff, Michele Himmelberg and Kristin Huckshorn – our membership of more than 1,000 women and men primarily includes professionals in sports media and students aspiring to careers in the industry.
Since 1990, AWSM has placed more 200 female college students interested in sports media careers in paid summer internships. The Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM) places female college students interested in sports media careers in paid summer internships. Each winner also receives a $1,000 scholarship, complimentary registration and lodging at AWSM’s annual conference.