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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: keynote by Colorlines’ Rinku Sen

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 31st, 2012

Rinku Sen, the visionary leader of Applied Research Center and ColorLines (which I consider the most important racial justice media outlet in the country) is giving the #WAMNYC keynote. I am paraphrasing this — the notes below are not verbatim, and not at all her comments in their entirety. Please attribute any errors to me, […]

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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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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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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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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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