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ColorLines on race and reality TV: from cultural transgression to minstrel shows

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October 12th, 2010

Today at ColorLines, Neelanjana Banerjee looks at race, representation and reality TV and asks, as per the story’s headline: “Is Reality TV a Revolution for Race or the New Minstrel?”
A smart, nuanced and well-reported piece, Banerjee notes that:
“A series of NAACP reports have tracked the dismal representation of African Americans and other […]

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Livetweeting Top Model premiere: batsh*t Tyra, “fat” emaciated girls, ubiquitous racist fights–everything we’ve come to expect…

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 8th, 2010

OK, it’s official: my summer reality TV fast (a needed respite after sending the manuscript for Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV off to my publisher) is over. To mark the occasion, I livetweeted analysis of the season premiere of America’s next Top Model, Cycle 15 — yes, 15.
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On Julie Chen, Les Moonves, and CBS: An Immodest Proposal for Media Diversity

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 22nd, 2010

Yesterday, from St. Petersburg Times media critic Eric Deggans, came the headline: “Julie Chen gets View-style talk CBS show; should wife of CEO have three jobs on the network?”
Chen, who anchors CBS’s daily Early Show and hosts CBS’s backstabby summer reality TV ratings staple, Big Brother, is oh-so-conveniently married to the network’s CEO, […]

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Media Literacy: Piercing Content and Who Controls It

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 11th, 2010

I wrote this article on media literacy for On The Issues Magazine’s Spring ‘10 edition, published today. To explore the theme of this edition, “The Feminist Mind,” contributors look at ways readers can enhance their understanding of feminist and progressive values.
Media Literacy: Piercing Content and Who Controls It
by Jennifer L. Pozner
On The Issues magazine, […]

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EVENT REMINDER: TONIGHT, May 1, Brooklyn: “Project Brainwash,” Jennifer L. Pozner on women and reality TV

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 1st, 2010

NYC EVENT REMINDER: Tonight is my last planned talk on reality TV for the spring and summer, and I’m happy to bring WIMN’s spring multimedia lecture tour to a close in my own backyard — Brooklyn!
WHAT: Jennifer L. Pozner delivers Annual McKinney Social Justice Lecture
WHERE: First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn, Pierrepont Street and Monroe […]

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National Hispanic Media Coalition Inquiry on the Role of Media In Hate Crimes

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 13th, 2009

Earlier this week, the National Hispanic Media Coalition submitted the following letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, regarding the role of telecom in hate crimes. Women In Media & News, the media analysis, education and advocacy group that hosts this blog, was among the signers of the letter.
August 11, 2009
Mr. Lawrence Strickling
Assistant […]

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What Were Laura Ling and Euna Lee Reporting Before They Became the Story?

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August 12th, 2009

By Guest Blogger Tristin Aaron
One week ago today, journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling stepped back onto American soil after being detained in North Korea for over four months. Their safe return was covered widely in the American media, and rightfully so. Yet their reason for traveling to North Korea has been all but forgotten […]

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Visioning at the Women’s Media Equity Summit

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 16th, 2009

Report-back from the Women’s Media Equity Summit: Visioning Activity
Note: I can’t possibly type as fast as the women in this group speak, so I’ll do my best to capture the essence of what is said, and as a journalist I will attempt to quote accurately. But, understand that there will be typos, paraphrased comments, etc.
Youth […]

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Liveblogging WAM! 2009: Cynthia Lopez, P.O.V conducts opening keynote

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 28th, 2009

Cynthia Lopez, vice president of documentary for P.O.V, is WAM!2009’s opening keynoter.
I listened to but didn’t liveblog the wonderful opening remarks from Jaclyn Friedman or Irene Villisonor (sp), and listened but wasn’t able to liveblog the beginning of the Cynthia Lopez’s remarks. But WAM! will eventually have all the sessions’ full video available, so do […]

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FREE, TODAY: Fri.-Sat, Making History symposium at St. John’s U. on Race, Gender & Media in the 2008 Elections (two WIMN bloggers will be presenting)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 26th, 2008

Had hoped to post this reminder earlier this week had no wifi access for the past four days except for cell phone. But — for those of you in the NY area TODAY, Sept. 26 and TOMORROW, Sept. 27 , St. John’s University in Queens, NY is hosting a fascinating, interdisciplinary conference called “Making […]

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