In 2005, Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem founded the Women’s Media Center (WMC), a progressive, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to raise the visibility, viability and decision-making power of women and girls in media and, thereby, ensuring that their stories get told and their voices are heard. To reach those necessary goals, we strategically use an array of interconnected channels and platforms to transform not only the media landscape but also a culture in which women’s and girls’ voices, stories, experiences and images are neither sufficiently amplified nor placed on par with the voices, stories, experiences and images of men and boys.
Our research publications include the books Unspinning the Spin: The Women’s Media Center Guide to Fair and Accurate Language and The Women’s Media Center Media Guide to Gender Neutral Coverage of Women Candidates + Politicians, as well as our reports, “The Women’s Media Center Media Guide to Covering Reproductive Issues” and “Women’s Media Center Investigation: 2016 Review of Gender & Emmy Primetime Nominations,” “WMC Investigation: 10-Year Analysis of Gender & Oscar Nominations,” “Women’s Media Center Investigation: 2017 Analysis of Gender & Oscar Nominations at a Glance,” “Writing Rape: How U.S. Media Cover Campus Rape and Sexual Assault,” “WMC Media Watch: The Gender Gap in Coverage of Reproductive Issues,” and “The Status of Women in the U.S. Media.”
Our original content channels—WMC Features, WMC FBomb, WMC Speech Project, WMC Women Under Siege and the Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan radio program—provide women’s perspectives on both headline stories and timely events that are ignored, not wholly captured or misrepresented in the mainstream media. Our content contributors are a racially and globally diverse group. The views expressed in commentaries on this site are those of the author alone and do not represent the Women's Media Center. WMC is a 501(c)(3) organization and does not endorse candidates.
Our WMC training and leadership programs sharpen the media savvy and interview skills of women and girls. WMC SheSource, our ethnically diverse online brain trust of more than 1,100 female experts on a wide array of topics, helps journalists, talent bookers and other content producers to get their jobs done.