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FINAL VIDEO: “Reality Rehab” Webisode 7: The Gangster Guy (and series conclusion)

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November 10th, 2010

Today, at last, I present the thrilling conclusion to the Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn web series, Webisode 7: The Gangsta Guy!
If you’ve been reading the blog recently (or media outlets from The Vancouver Sun to Jezebel to The Frisky), you know I launched a satirical book trailer and webisode series last week, Reality Rehab […]

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NYC BOOK LAUNCH PARTY and TWEET-UP TONIGHT!

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November 10th, 2010

REALITY BITES BACK BOOK LAUNCH PARTY TONIGHT!!! NYC TWEET-UP!!!
OK, I know, all caps and three exclamation points = excessive. Still, New York City, I’m just that excited to invite you to this celebration, which has been a loooong time coming.

WED. NOV. 10: Reality Bites Back Book Launch PARTY & TWEET-Up!
Time: 7:30 - 10:30
Place: The fabulous […]

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EVENT: Philly book reading TONIGHT, Nov 9, 5:30pm

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 9th, 2010

Hey Philly friends — come join me TONIGHT as I read from my new book, Reality Bites Back.
WHEN: Tuesday Nov. 9, 5:30 - 7:00pm
WHERE: Barnes & Noble, Rittenhouse Square, 1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
FREE

Why is reality television built on such blatant gender and race stereotypes? Why are women and people of color represented so […]

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VIDEOS: Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn: Webisodes 5 & 6: The Slutty Bitch and The Douchebag Dude

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 9th, 2010

Yesterday, folks, there was double-enrollment as “The Slutty Bitch” and “ The Douchebag Dude” check in for intensive stock-character deprogramming via Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn!
If you’ve been reading the blog recently (or media outlets from The Vancouver Sun to The Frisky), you know I launched a satirical book trailer and webisode series this week, […]

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VIDEO: “Reality Rehab” Webisode 3: The “Real” Housewife

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 4th, 2010

On Monday, to celebrate the official publication of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, I blogged the launch of Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn, a book trailer and satirical web series spoofing — and then liberating — reality TV’s stock characters through media literacy therapy. Monday also saw the debut […]

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NEW VIDEO: Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn: Webisode 2–The Angry Black Woman

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 3rd, 2010

On Monday, to celebrate the official publication of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, I blogged the launch of Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn, a book trailer and satirical web series spoofing — and then liberating — reality TV’s stock characters through media literacy therapy.
Today, in Reality Rehab Webisode 2, […]

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Canada bites back, Post #1: Reality Bites Back in Macleans, Elle Canada, and The Globe and Mail

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 2nd, 2010

Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV officially hit bookstores yesterday [!!] and I can’t tell you how excited I am. You know who else is excited about the book? Canadians. To mark the official publication date, let’s take a look at the warm reception Reality Bites Back is getting from the […]

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Oprah bans “bitch” from new OWN network: WIMN and other women’s media activists respond

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 2nd, 2010

News spread yesterday that the most powerful woman in media banned the use of the word “bitch” on her new TV network, OWN. I spoke with Daily Caller political reporter Caroline May about Oprah’s positive symbolic step–and about why we’ll need more than symbolism to dismantle bias against women in all aspects of media, both […]

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30-second Action: VOTE for WIMN’s media literacy workshop for the National Conference on Media Reform

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October 24th, 2010

30-second-action: Do you think challenging representations of gender and race in entertainment media should be a crucial aspect of media literacy — and of a media justice agenda?
I do. So does media literacy advocate, novelist and media producer Sofia Quintero. We’re excited to present this session at the 2011 National Conference on Media Reform […]

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WIMN workshop at SPARK Summit: Challenging media sexualization of girls

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 21st, 2010

Quick reminder: if you’re in New York City, Hunter College is the place to be tomorrow, as media literacy activists, media makers, youth educators, girls’ rights advocates, scholars — and, importantly, girls themselves — will be coming together for the SPARK Summit (Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge).
On behalf of Women In Media & News, I’m […]

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