About Women’s eNews: What We Do

What We Do:

Women’s eNews editors seek out freelance writers from around the world to write on every topic–politics, religion, economics, health, science, education, sports, legislation–and commission them to write 800-word news articles for distribution each day to our subscribers and for posting on our Web site. We rely on the best practices of journalism and have gained enormous credibility by doing excellent journalism each day.
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Women’s eNews became independent on January 1, 2002. Women’s eNews grew out of a 1996 roundtable discussion conceived and funded by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and hosted by the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund. After additional research on the need for a media outlet to distribute news of concern to women and the opportunity to provide women’s voices to commercial media, NOW Legal Defense underwrote in 1999 the creation of Women’s eNews as an Internet-based news service for all women, with a special emphasis on being a resource for commercial media. Two years later, NOW Legal Defense determined Women’s eNews could sustain its success and stand on its own.

Women’s eNews has been widely tapped by other media from coast to coast and around the globe, from such leading media outlets as The New York Times, PBS, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Buffalo News, San Jose Mercury News, the Birmingham News, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Spokane Spokesman-Leader, NPR and MSNBC to newspapers in Kuala Lampur and the Philippines.
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Who Funds Us

We receive financial support from our readers, private donors, commercial publications that republish our material, and from:

  • The Bydale Foundation
  • The Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • The Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara S. Miller Foundation
  • The Ford Foundation
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • The Barbara Lee Family Foundation
  • Mary Kay Inc.
  • The Ms. Foundation for Women
  • The Open Society Institute
  • The Rockefeller Family Fund
  • The Sister Fund
  • The Starry Night Fund of Tides Foundation
  • The United Nations Foundation
  • The Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention
  • Working Assets

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