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DC TONIGHT: Final stop on the Reality Bites Back book tour

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 22nd, 2010

Tonight in Washington, D.C., I’m holding my last official reading on the Reality Bites Back book tour. It is listed in the Washington Post’s “Going Out Guide Blog,” and their “Going Out Guide.” There’s also a brief interview with the Express.
Tonight, the final official book reading will be held at Busboys & […]

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Hazel Trice Edney takes Black Journalism to a New Future

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

November 21st, 2010

Timing is everything.

When I heard that Hazel Trice Edney was leaving the National Newspaper Association (NNPA) (www.nnpa.org) as editor in chief a few weeks ago to start her own electronic news service, I thought, “Why now?” But in my heart, I knew why. Her talent and vision for Black journalism had already moved into the future, and she needed the freedom to lead it to a new conclusion.

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BOSTON: Reality Bites Back TWICE, 11/19 in Wellesley, 11/20 with Jean Kilbourne in Boston

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 19th, 2010

Quick hit from the road: All you MA-area TV fans — there are two chances to catch Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV in Boston. Hope to see you at one of these events:
WHAT: Book reading and signing
WHEN: Nov. 19, 7pm
WHERE: Wellesley Booksmith
Why is reality television built on such […]

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Sexing Violence in Mexico

mgarcias Icon Posted by michelle garcia

November 17th, 2010

A magazine cover shows a marijuana leaf and a stiletto heel in the shape of a gun. One newspaper regularly divides its front page with a preening bikini clad woman and cadavers.

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L.A. TODAY: “Sh*t My TV Says: Revealing Gender & Race in Reality TV & Pop Culture” with Jennifer L. Pozner, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn & Morgane Richardson

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 17th, 2010

Event Reminder: “$h*t My TV Says: Revealing Gender & Race in Reality TV & Pop Culture”
…an evening with Jennifer L. Pozner, author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, and entertainment journalist Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, contributor to the L.A. Times, TV Guide, Essence, Emmy magazine and […]

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TUES, Nov 16, noon: Reality Bites Back event with Jennifer L. Pozner and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, First Lady of San Francisco

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 16th, 2010

BAY AREA EVENT REMINDER from WIMN and the International Museum of Women:
Nov. 16: Whose Reality? Exposing Gender, Race and Commercial Biases in Reality TV
11/16/2010: 12pm - 1:30pm
A conversation with Jennifer Siebel Newsom, documentarian, actress and First Lady of San Francisco, and Jennifer L. Pozner, Executive Director of Women In Media & News, media critic, author, […]

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RADIO, 11/15 1:00-1:40pmEST: Callie Crossley Show talks gender & race in reality TV

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 15th, 2010

Quick hit: I’m going to be on The Callie Crossley Show today, Monday Nov. 15, from 1:00 - 1:40 EST, talking about the issues raised in my book, Reality Bites Back.
Knowing Callie (which makes this interview a treat, as she’s smart, politically savvy and funny) we’ll likely focus in particular on gender and race in […]

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Three chances to catch Reality Bites Back in Bay Area and LA

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 15th, 2010

Quick hit (more details when I’m not deadly exhausted): I’m doing two events in San Francisco and one in L.A. this week. Hope to see you there!

Monday, Nov. 15, 8-10pm: “Project Brainwash” lecture at the Academy of Art Institute, 491 Post St., San Francisco, CA.

Tuesday, Nov. 16, noon: “Whose Reality? Exposing Gender, Race and […]

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Newsweek reviews Reality Bites Back: “Everything I Learned About Women I Learned From Reality TV” (Plus: my slideshow: “Reality TV’s 9 Worst Stock Characters”)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 12th, 2010

As a long-time media critic, I can tell you that this is not a sentence I’m accustomed to writing: Corporate media gave me a huge gift yesterday.
As I traveled to Denver (to moderate a panel and have a wine and cheese reception for my book at the Women’s Studies Association conference), Newsweek’s Jessica Bennett reviewed […]

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Reality Bites Back excerpt on Jezebel: The Exquisite Sadism Of America’s Next Top Model

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 11th, 2010

On Tuesday, Jezebel posted (and Gawker cross-posted) an excerpt from the violence against women chapter of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, focusing on “The Exquisite Sadism Of America’s Next Top Model.” By 9am today, the post had received more than 31,000 views, 315 comments, and 414 “likes” on Facebook.
When Jezebel […]

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