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WIMN at the NCMR: Book signing and media literacy workshop

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 9th, 2011

I’m representing Women In Media & News (WIMN) at two events today at the National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR11), and I hope to see many of you at one or both:
BOOK SIGNING:
Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV on Saturday, 10:30-11am, in the main exhibition hall. As a sneak peek, […]

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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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Eco-Sexism Strikes Again

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

January 28th, 2011

New “green” garments seem to target Ally McBeal

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Liveblog Recap of 16 & Pregnant reunion and MTV abortion special No Easy Decision

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 29th, 2010

Welcome. Earlier this evening, I posted this “Viewers Guide to MTV’s Abortion Special: Send young women your love, but give Dr. Drew the side-eye.” I hope you’ll find it useful as you watch the abortion special that is airing right now. I’ll be liveblogging here for the next half hour.
Due to the snowpocalypse, I didn’t […]

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Viewers Guide to Tonight’s MTV’s Abortion Special: Send young women your love, but give Dr. Drew the side-eye

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 28th, 2010

As Entertainment Weekly reported last week, MTV will air No Easy Decision, a one-time special about teens who have had abortions, tonight at 11:30pm EST, an unfortunate ratings graveyard timeslot. (Exhale, a support organization for women who have had abortions, has organized an excellent companion campaign, “16 & Loved,” where you can send your love […]

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Reviewers say: Reality Bites Back makes a great gift!

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 23rd, 2010

Are you a last-minute Christmas gift-giver? Do you owe belated Chanukah and Solstice presents? Well, take it from Feministing, Isak, Hello Ladies and Women’s Voices for Change: Reality Bites Back makes the perfect gift!
I wrote the book to spark a national conversation about the meaning and impact of reality TV on our culture, and in […]

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Jezebel on me, TLC, and Tea Party intimidation: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska Is Afraid Of Its Own Viewers”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 14th, 2010

Yesterday, a Jezebel headline about my weekend brouhaha with Sarah Palin’s Alaska summed up what I promised TLC I wouldn’t discuss on record: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska is scared of their own viewers.”

Jezebel’s Anna North’s post brings into stark relief how certain segments on the right are using fear and intimidation to create a chilling effect […]

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My TLC podcast canceled–apparently, I make Sarah Palin “political.”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 12th, 2010

Earlier today, I announced that I was invited to be a guest on TLC’s podcast about Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the new reality show starring and executive produced by the former Governor, GOP VP nominee, and potential future POTUS candidate. I wrote to give you all a sneak peek into what I planned to talk about […]

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Reality Bites Back at…Sarah Palin’s Alaska, TONIGHT, 10:20pm EST

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 12th, 2010

Am I being Punked? Perhaps. But at 10:20 EST, I’ll be a guest on TLC’s TalkBack Live podcast to follow tonight’s new episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the new reality show starring — and executive produced by — the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee, former half-term Gov. of Alaska, and Fox News contributor. In the […]

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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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