Jennifer L. Pozner

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Personal Information

Name
Jennifer L. Pozner
Institution or Organization
Women In Media & News (WIMN) and author, www.RealityBitesBackBook.com
Contact Email
director_wimn@yahoo.com
Homepage
www.wimnonline.org/WIMNsVoicesBlog

About

Bio

Jennifer L. Pozner is founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a media analysis, education and advocacy group. She is also managing editor of WIMN’s Voices, the popular group blog on women and the media. (See www.WIMNOnline.org and www.wimnonline.org/WIMNsVoicesBlog ) Her book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, is forthcoming form Seal Press on Nov. 1, 2010. (See www.RealityBitesBackBook.com ).

A widely published journalist, Jennifer serves on the board of editors of In These Times magazine. Her work has appeared in corporate media outlets such as Newsday, Chicago Tribune and the Boston Phoenix, independent magazines such as Ms. magazine, The American Prospect, and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, and online media such as WomensEnews, AlterNet, and Salon, among others. Her essays have appeared in numerous anthologies. Additionally, she has served as an adviser for and has been featured in several documentary films, including “I Was a Teenage Feminist” and “Miss Representation.”

Jennifer has appeared as a media commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News Now, GRITtv, Democracy Now!, National Public Radio, and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” And, because she’s a sucker for punishment, she’s gone head to head with some of the most blustery boys of cable news, including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Joe Scarborough.

A noted lecturer, Jennifer has spoken on women, media, politics and pop culture at more than eighty colleges across the country, on topics ranging from portrayals of women in reality television, to gender and race biases in journalistic coverage of elections, to media coverage of war, poverty and natural disasters. She conducts media literacy workshops and media trainings for women’s groups, youth, and social justice organizations.

Prior to founding Women In Media & News, Pozner directed the Women’s Desk at the media watchdog group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting, before which she wrote the Media Watch column for the (now dearly departed newspaper) Sojourner: The Women’s Forum. She is a graduate of Hampshire College.

History

Member for
7 years 14 weeks