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

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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

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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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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

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

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

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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Liveblogging Women’s Media Equity Summit: Resources needed

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 16th, 2009

Small groups broke out and brainstormed for an hour to answer the question:

What resources would strengthen your community’s capacity to sustain yourselves as media makers?

The following bullet point list represents the summation/report-back from the small groups about what resources we need to effectively sustain our work.
(As always, please note that I have done my […]

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Visioning at the Women’s Media Equity Summit

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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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Women’s Media Equity Summit begins

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 16th, 2009

It’s 8:45 am in Detroit, MI, and our facilitator, Adrienne Maree Brown of the Ruckus Society, is leading us in an opening intro. We’re only half-way through the around-the-room introduction of attendees of the Women’s Media Equity Summit of the Allied Media Conference. I think this gather’s motto could be, “We meet more inspiring women […]

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Media, Chris Brown and the Real “Teachable Moment”

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March 25th, 2009

By Guest Bloggers Jamii Claiborne and Susanne Gubanc
Oprah advises Rihanna, “If a man hits you once, he will hit you again.”
CNN brings on legal expert Linda Fairstein to tell Rihanna, “Get serious counseling about this.”
NPR’s Tom Ashbrook wonders, “Everyone’s bent over backwards and really succeeded in raising a generation of quite strong young women. […]

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