Women’s eNews Founder Dies

Rita Henley Jensen (Photo via Women’s eNews)

Rita Henley Jensen, who 17 years ago founded Women’s eNews as the only independent daily news service covering issues of particular concern to women, died on Oct. 18, her colleague Lori Sokol, executive director at the site, reports in an obituary. Jensen was a former senior writer for the National Law Journal and columnist for The New York Times Syndicate.

Women’s eNews has won close to 50 journalism awards, including the PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and the Rosa Cisneros Award from the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region.

For more on Jensen and her contributions, go to Women’s eNews.

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