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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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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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Livetweeting Top Model premiere: batsh*t Tyra, “fat” emaciated girls, ubiquitous racist fights–everything we’ve come to expect…

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 8th, 2010

OK, it’s official: my summer reality TV fast (a needed respite after sending the manuscript for Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV off to my publisher) is over. To mark the occasion, I livetweeted analysis of the season premiere of America’s next Top Model, Cycle 15 — yes, 15.
Long-time WIMN’s Voices […]

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A case of sexual policing?

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

August 25th, 2009

South African teenager Mokgadi “Caster” Semenya won the 800 metres race at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Berlin last week with what has been described as “a stunningly dominating run.” Unfortunately, her victorious debut in international sports has been clouded by controversy over her sexual identity. Many media reports on the issue reflect ignorance about the distinction between sex and gender.

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The View from Detroit: Allied Media Conference

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 18th, 2009

Saturday morning at the Allied Media Conference, and I’m waking up thinking about how impressive the “future is now” vibe has been at #AMC09. I can honestly say I’ve never been to as tech-savvy a conference, specifically in relation to the use of information communications technology. For example, a major highlight of last night’s keynote […]

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Liveblogging Allied Media Conference: Media Justice: What’s Next?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 17th, 2009

I’m attending “Media Justice: What’s Next?” at the Allied Media Conference.
This rich, deep fishbowl conversation has focused on the reasons why media justice activists do our work, and varied methods media justice organizers are acting in the service of transformational social justice and expanding power of traditionally oppressed communities, and creating positive change around […]

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Liveblogging Allied Media Conference: Sex workers and the media

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 17th, 2009

Quick hit: Sex Workers and Media at the Allied Media Conference
I’m attending an enlightening discussion about the impact of corporate media coverage of the sex industry on the lives of sex workers — and the reasons why sex workers have created their own media to tell their own stories, on their own terms, to expand […]

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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

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

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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Elizabeth Hasselbeck is the voice of reason?

varreolas Icon Posted by Veronica Arreola

November 16th, 2008

Out of the all media pieces I have seen in the last week as the world learns that Thomas Beatie is pregnant with his second child, none floored me as much as this piece from “The View” where it is Elizabeth Hasselbeck that brings the conversation back to a sense of reality “”Having another baby […]

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