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Carol Jenkins

Carol Jenkins

Carol Jenkins is a writer, media analyst, commentator, and speaker on media issues, as well as an Emmy-award winning journalist and documentary producer. She served as the founding president of the Women’s Media Center but now focuses on the health of women and girls in the U.S. and in developing countries, while serving on the board of The African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), the largest health organization on the African continent.

Carol Jenkins is a WMC SheSource expert on Diversity, Healthcare in Africa, and Politics. 


Featured Columns

Steinem and Mankiller School for Organizers

Steinem and Mankiller School for Organizers

July 15, 2015

A new program, conceived by Gloria Steinem and Wilma Mankiller, brings together scholars and activists who are making history every day. More »

Marilyn French, 1929 to 2009

May 4, 2009

A brilliant feminist theorist, her 1977 novel, The Women’s Room, connected with millions of women who had no way before of claiming their anger and discontent. And, as Women’s Media Center President Carol Jenkins tells us, Marilyn French was a tender and caring friend. More »

Remaking America

January 21, 2009

Women’s Media Center President Carol Jenkins witnessed a day that will change her family and our nation, as Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. More »

Firaaq or “The Quest”—A Woman Filmmaker at Telluride

September 5, 2008

If you have had the exquisite pleasure of seeing the films Earth and Fire ( the last of the trilogy is Water) by the genius Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, then you know the celebrated actress Nandita Das. Now Das has followed in the footsteps of Mehta, described as “Canada's most internationally renowned woman filmmaker," by directing her first feature. More »

Battle Looms for Electoral Votes in the Wide-Open Spaces

September 4, 2008

While engulfed in gusts of doubt and controversy—and as anticipation intensifies about her prime time speech at the Republican convention tonight (will she address the thorniest of the issues?)—Sarah Palin is not shy of supporters. More »

August 28: We Watched History in the Making

August 29, 2008

In a dramatically staged closing evening of the Democratic Convention in Denver—with fireworks in his speech and in the night air, persuasive endorsements from generals (men, women, white and black) and real people (women and men with compelling stories, well told)— Barack Obama took control of his campaign for the White House by reminding his supporters it’s about their lives, their children’s futures: More »

In Search of the Real News in the Primary Coverage

In Search of the Real News in the Primary Coverage

February 27, 2008

Clinton Goes to New Campaign Manager

February 11, 2008

How the Media, Once Again, Got It Wrong

February 8, 2008

Invisible Woman

January 11, 2008

Oprah & Hillary—No Last Names Necessary

December 10, 2007

In Boy Versus Girl, It's Hillary 1, Media 0

November 5, 2007

Hillary Evens the Score on the Sunday Morning Circuit

September 24, 2007

Uganda’s Warrior Girls

September 10, 2007

Yes, this slight, shy girl talking with me in the schoolyard killed four people. The rebel soldiers had given her the dictum so many warrior Ugandan children live under: “Kill, or we will kill you.” She tells her story in a rapid-fire, hushed monotone—as if rushing to deliver a memorized passage from a tale too awful to really think about. And that it is. She is only now 16 years old: as an 11-year-old soldier she killed grown men. I don’t give her name because life is still too dangerous for her. Abducted from her school by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as a small child, she is now rebuilding her life in northern Uganda—a student at a boarding school for girls in Kitgum, near the Sudanese border. In the run of her life, she managed to escape from the brutality of the rebel army only to return to her village to find her parents dead. More »

Rather on CBS and Couric

June 14, 2007

Imus Fallout—“No One Gets a Pass Here”

April 13, 2007

Rutgers Team as “Instrument of Change”

April 11, 2007

The Rutgers Women Speak Out

April 10, 2007

How to Finally Answer Imus

April 9, 2007

Katie Couric’s First Day

September 6, 2006


Why Are Women Only 17% of Congress?

September 5, 2012