Jennifer Pozner

Founding Director
Women In Media & News (WIMN)

Jennifer L. Pozner is a media critic, speaker, and Founding Director of Women in Media & News (WIMN). MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry calls her book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, "required reading for every American girl and woman." Her work on media and gender, race, class, and sexuality appears in New York Times, Newsweek, Salon, Ms., In These Times, and Bitch, among others. An adviser/analyst for "Miss Representation" and other documentaries, Times, and Bitch, among others. An adviser/analyst for "Miss Representation" and other documentaries, she's appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, HLN, NPR, and CBC. Jennifer conducts media literacy lectures, workshops, and media trainings for schools, non-profits, and businesses. 

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Keeping It Unreal: Decoding Gender, Race and Reality TV--A Media Literacy Workshop

If reality TV was all you knew of America, you’d think the civil rights and women’s rights movements never occurred. Reality TV portrays women in general as gold-diggers, bimbos, and bitches -- and women of color as violent, ignorant, "ghetto" “hos.” Meanwhile, Black and Latino men are cast as modern day minstrels, thugs, and buffoons. Why are women and people of color represented so harmfully, and with so much bias, in media and popular culture? Learn to decode racism and sexism in popular media. Participants gain tools and resources to debunk messages of injustice and become active, critical media consumers.

Speakers: Jennifer Pozner, Sofia Quintero

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

Words Matter: Organizing Against Bully Language

Through history harmful language has been used to dehumanize, hurt and marginalize groups of people based on ethnic background, gender, queer identity, disabilities and other reasons. Organizers will discuss their work to build awareness about harmful language and the efforts to defeat it. Come learn about ARC's Drop the I-Word campaign, the work young people at The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network are taking on to combat GLBTQ bullying as well as playground bullying and how escalation to violence is prevented.

Speakers: Lamont Carey, Tiffani Sykhammountry, Jennifer Pozner