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Busting “Bachelor” & “Bachelorette” Bigotry: I investgate ABC’s race discrimination lawsuit for The Daily Beast & HLN

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 25th, 2012

Ten years, 24 seasons, *0* stars of color… and one racial discrimination lawsuit that, if it moves forward, could potentially transform the entertainment industry.
On Monday, I reported on the class action civil rights suit filed against ABC and the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for The Daily Beast, in what since been […]

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The Bachelor and Bachelorette race discrimination lawsuit: read the complaint here

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 3rd, 2012

I’m working on story for The Daily Beast about a racial discrimination lawsuit filed late in April against ABC and the various production teams behind “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” I’ve interviewed reality TV producers, high-level media executives, former and aspiring future Bachelor cast members, entertainment lawyers and TV reporters for this piece, which I’ll […]

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Sister, Citizen, Anchor: Melissa Harris-Perry Breaks Broadcast Ground With New MSNBC Show

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

February 17th, 2012

A black feminist, anti-racist thought-leader given roughly the same kind of job as Bill O’Reilly, within commercial media? Unheard of—until now.

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Does Oprah’s Finale Herald The Rapture?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 25th, 2011

With the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show being treated on the level of cataclysm, I’m feeling deeply grateful. Not for her show, mind you, which has had its merits and detriments — but that my emotional strength comes from within, my psychological insights spring from an examined life, and my socio-cultural awareness is rooted […]

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Liveblog Recap of 16 & Pregnant reunion and MTV abortion special No Easy Decision

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 29th, 2010

Welcome. Earlier this evening, I posted this “Viewers Guide to MTV’s Abortion Special: Send young women your love, but give Dr. Drew the side-eye.” I hope you’ll find it useful as you watch the abortion special that is airing right now. I’ll be liveblogging here for the next half hour.
Due to the snowpocalypse, I didn’t […]

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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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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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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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