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Busting “Bachelor” & “Bachelorette” Bigotry: I investgate ABC’s race discrimination lawsuit for The Daily Beast & HLN

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 25th, 2012

Ten years, 24 seasons, *0* stars of color… and one racial discrimination lawsuit that, if it moves forward, could potentially transform the entertainment industry.
On Monday, I reported on the class action civil rights suit filed against ABC and the producers of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for The Daily Beast, in what since been […]

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2 Broke Girls Finale: Long Duck Dong Redux?

jchius Icon Posted by Joanna Chiu

May 6th, 2012

As tonight’s season finale of CBS’s hit new sitcom 2 Broke Girls illustrates, three decades after Sixteen Candles’ cringe-worthy portrayal of foreign exchange student Long Duk Dong, degrading stereotypes of Asian men continue to proliferate in popular media.  2 Broke Girls premiered last fall with the highest rating for a new comedy series since 2001. […]

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The Bachelor and Bachelorette race discrimination lawsuit: read the complaint here

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 3rd, 2012

I’m working on story for The Daily Beast about a racial discrimination lawsuit filed late in April against ABC and the various production teams behind “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” I’ve interviewed reality TV producers, high-level media executives, former and aspiring future Bachelor cast members, entertainment lawyers and TV reporters for this piece, which I’ll […]

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Updated: Liveblogging International Women and Media Symposium in Antalya, Turkey

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 4th, 2012

Today, I have the distinct honor of speaking about representations of women in the media at the International Women and Media Symposium in Antalya, Turkey. The opening statements are being made in part by the Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc.
This two-day conference is bringing together Turkish Parlient leaders, politicians, media owners, newspaper editors-in-chief, broadcast journalists, […]

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Liveblogging #WAMNYC: Social media for organizations

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 31st, 2012

I’ve been liveblogging all day from the #WAMNYC conference, and below as always, if there are any errors, please attribute to me, not to the panelists, as I’m typing quickly but it’s impossible to capture verbatim what these fabulous, fast-talking New York women have to say:
Social Media for Organizations:
Moderator: Elana Levin,
Panelists:
Sarah Kennedy,
Yana Walton, communications […]

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Jeremy Lin Coverage Mirrors Media Misunderstanding of Asian Americans

jchius Icon Posted by Joanna Chiu

February 28th, 2012

Some sports fans may have been surprised by the recent racially “Lin-sensistive” media coverage of suddenly-famous NBA point guard Jeremy Lin. Me? Not so much.
Last year, I joined the throng of Asian students who earn spots in America’s top universities—a trend simultaneously heralded as a triumph for “model minorities” (PDF) and a justification for […]

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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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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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