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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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DVR Alert: TONIGHT, 8:45pm, “Connect with Mark Kelley”: I talk with CBC News about the 25th Anniversary of “The Real World”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 9th, 2011

Quick hit: Tonight, to mark the premiere of the 25th season of The Real World, I’ll be on the CBC News show Connect with Mark Kelley to discuss how reality TV has morphed from one iconic (yet fringe) MTV show about strangers living together in 1992, to the landscape-altering genre it became once it traveled […]

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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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NYC BOOK LAUNCH PARTY and TWEET-UP TONIGHT!

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

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

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

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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Getting in step in southern Africa

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

October 17th, 2010

The 4th Gender and Media Summit ended in Johannesburg on Friday with a strong statement linking the findings of recent global and regional studies on the representation of women in the content of news media with issues relating to freedom of expression, democracy and citizen participation, and pointing out that, while more blatant forms of censorship may be subsiding in southern Africa, the region’s media daily silence large segments of the population, notably women.

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