Articles & Essays

Jennifer L. Pozner has been monitoring reality television since The Bachelor first started handing out the long-stems. The following is a sample of some of her published journalism analyzing reality television, calling for media accountability, and offering media literacy tips and strategies.

(For the author’s work on other media-related topics, see WIMN’s media analysis program, WIMN’s Feminist Media Criticism Archive, and Jennnifer’s complete WIMN’s Voices blog.)

  • “Can’t we just sit back and enjoy reality TV?” (PDF) Jennifer L. Pozner (sidebar p. 17 within larger package, “Reality TV: Is it harmless entertainment or a cultural threat?” by Maryanne Haggerty, CQ Researcher, Aug. 27, 2010)

WIMN’s Voices Blog: Reality TV Archive

WIMN’s Voices is the group of Women In Media & News, the media analysis, education and advocacy group founded by the author of Reality Bites Back. This archive contains WIMN’s Voices bloggers’ compelling, insightful writing about gender, race, class, beauty, sexuality, and product placement advertising in reality TV, from 2006 – Present.

The following posts were written by Jennifer L. Pozner, Lucinda Marshall, Miranda Spencer, Paula Kamen, Silja J.A. Talvi, Robin Andersen, Christine Cupaiuolo, Jess McCabe, Deborah Siegel, Courtney Martin, Veronica Arreola begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Sarah Werthan Buttenwiser and Mikhaela Reid.