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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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Vigil-aunties beware!

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January 27th, 2012

A recent report in The New York Times, For Many in Pakistan, a Television Show Goes Too Far, flags a raging controversy that “could well be the beginning of a media consumer rights movement” in the country

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Best Thing on the Internet Today: #SOPA author is an online pirate!

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 18th, 2012

Now that it is well past midnight EST and I’m no longer keeping new content off of WIMN’s Voices as part of the SOPA Strike against online censorship, I can finally post my favorite thing on the Internet on Jan. 18.
Hipster puppies? A perennial favorite, but no. A video of the Muppets edited to […]

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Fake News: Tell the FCC You Demand a Searchable Public Database

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December 22nd, 2011

By Guest Blogger Libby Reinish
A media watchdog sent us this video of Wisconsin station WLUK passing off an AT&T advertisement as news:

It sounds crazy, but passing an infomercial off as a news story is legal as long as stations disclose the paid pieces at the end of the program.
But a lot of stations don’t even manage that: […]

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VIDEO: Jennifer L. Pozner Discusses AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Defeat on “The Big Picture” with Thom Hartmann

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 21st, 2011

On Monday, I shared the happy news with you that the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger — which Women In Media & News and many other media activist organizations had actively opposed — was officially dead. And last night, I spent the first night of Chanukah on “The Big Picture” with Thom Hartmann, explaining how the festival […]

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WIMN Celebrates Defeat of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 19th, 2011

As the Executive Director of Women In Media & News, I am elated to tell you that today marked the final nail in the coffin of the AT&T merger with T-Mobile. This is a huge media justice victory, and in an era of hyper-consolidation and media industry deregulation, a victory of this magnitude is rare. […]

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Media, Sexuality, and Self: Jaclyn Friedman wants to know what you really, really want

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 21st, 2011

For years, I and other WIMN’s Voices bloggers have critiqued the many ways corporate media hypersexualize girls, reinforce rigid gender stereotypes, and contribute to rape culture. From cable news to reality TV, from newspapers and magazines to movies, music videos and games, images of women’s sexuality are commodified, ever-present… and rarely centered on women’s pleasure. […]

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From Miss Representation to Real Representation: Fighting Gender Stereotypes in Media

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November 16th, 2011

By Guest Blogger Anna Louie Sussman. (Cross-posted from Women In the World Foundation, a project of Newsweek/The Daily Beast.)
In the summer of 1993, Jennifer L. Pozner was a rising sophomore at Hampshire College, a journalism major with dreams of becoming a columnist - the next Barbara Ehrenreich or Molly Ivins, she hoped. Then The […]

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DVR Alert: Saturday Nov 12, “Miss Representation” brings WIMN to OWN (again)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 11th, 2011

DVR Alert: Tune in to OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) TOMORROW, Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11am Eastern, for the re-airing of the award-winning documentary “Miss Representation.” The film features insights from me, Rachel Maddow, Jean Kilbourne, Gloria Steinem, Malkia Cyril, Cory Booker, Caroline Heldman, Barbara Berg, Carol Jenkins, Rosario Dawson, Margaret Cho, Katie Couric and […]

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Changing the Landscape With Women’s Media

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October 26th, 2011

By Guest Blogger Ariel Dougherty, cross-posted at the Women’s Media Center.

After the Oprah’s Documentary Club film “Miss Representation” aired on OWN last week, some opportunities to broaden consciousness about empowering media slipped through the ether amid the post-film discussion.
The bombardment of negative imagery from corporate media is surely extensive. Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom has […]

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