Jennifer L. Pozner

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Jennifer L. Pozner "is founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a women’s media analysis, education and advocacy organization dedicated to increasing women’s presence and power in the public debate ( She created and manages WIMN’s Voices: A Group Blog on Women, Media, AND...

"A widely published journalist and media critic, Pozner formerly directed the Women's Desk at the national media watch group FAIR, where she was a staff writer for Extra! magazine and the organizer of the national Feminist Coalition on Public Broadcasting. She also served as Media Watch columnist and contributing media editor for Sojourner: The Women's Forum, the dearly-departed national women’s newspaper...

"A noted public speaker, Pozner has conducted multi-media presentations and participated in panels and debates at dozens of colleges and universities across the United States, and has organized, moderated and facilitated workshops and panels at numerous conferences domestically and internationally. Additionally, she has worked closely with the women's human rights groups MADRE and Women for Afghan Women, and with a variety of other women-led social justice groups, including the Center for New Words’ WAM (Women, Action & Media) conference, Women Leaders Online and New Yorkers Say No To War...

"She graduated from Hampshire College in 1996 with a self-designed concentration in journalism, media criticism and women's studies.

"In 2006, she was selected as one of “The Real Hot 100,” a Girls in Government project honoring young women leaders as a response to media sexism. She is the recipient of Soroptimist International of NYC's 2007 "Making A Difference for Women Award."

"Her first book, an analysis of the political and intellectual implications of the reality TV genre (working title: Bachelors, Bridezillas & Beautiful Corpses: Unraveling Reality TV's Twisted Fairy Tales) will be published by Seal Press in Fall 2009." [1]

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  1. Jennifer L. Pozner, WIMN, accessed July 18, 2008.