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Sun., Sept 18: Reality Bites Back at Brooklyn Book Festival


As a born-and-bred Brooklynite — and a lit geek, ‘natch — I’m thrilled to be bringing Reality Bites Back to the fifth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, along with brilliant writers including Laura Flanders, Jeremy Scahill, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and several Pulitzer Prize winners.

WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society Main Hall (128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY)

WHEN: 5pm, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011

WHAT: Media Representations and Reality: The debate continues over whether the media reflects reality or has a hand in shaping it. Like Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, the act of presenting the news can

very often alter it. No one knows this better than Brooke Gladstone of “On the Media,” whose new book The Influencing Machine with Josh Neufeld examines the role of the media in American society. Patrice Evans, (Negropedia), examines media representations of African-Americans, and Jennifer Pozner (Reality Bites Back) looks at the completely unreal world of reality television. Moderated by Juan Gonzalez (News for All the People).

Haven’t heard yet from the panel organizers about whether I’m going to be giving prepared remarks, just answering questions from the moderator, or both, but whatever the format, I’ll do my best to discuss the media economics, product placement advertising, and virulent institutional sexism and racism at play within reality television. And I’ll throw in some laughs, like I


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Boston, MA – 04/08/11


Who
NCMR: National Conference on Media Reform
When
Friday, April 8, 2011
TBD - All Ages
Where
NCMR: National Conference on Media Reform (map)
Boston, MA
Other Info
Conference lasts from April 8 - 10. Jennifer L. Pozner and Sofia Quintero will facilitate a hands-on media literacy workshop helping attendees deconstruct gender and race bias in reality television. More details to come.

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Chicago – 04/04/11


Who
Project Brainwash lecture
When
Monday, April 4, 2011
4:30pm - 4:30 - 7pm - All Ages
Where
Northeastern (map)
Chicago, IL
Other Info
Project Brainwash lecture, followed by Q&A and book signing for Reality Bites Back

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Chicago, IL – 04/03/11


Who
Reality Bites Back Book Reading
When
Sunday, April 3, 2011
4:30pm - All Ages
Where
Women & Children First bookstore (map)
Chicago, IL
Other Info
Why are reality TV's stock characters (The Desperate Bachelorette, The Angry Black Woman, The Douchebag Dude) so regressive? What are Frankenbites, and other behind-the-scenes open secrets in the reality TV industry? Why does pop culture culture reduce women and people of color to such limiting stereotypes? Find out during Jennifer L. Pozner's first Reality Bites Back reading in Chicago, at the city's leading independent bookstore. Expect critical media commentary, revealing insights about gender and race in the entertainment industry -- and lots of laughs.

See http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/jennifer-pozner for logistics.

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Chicago, IL – 03/31/11


Who
Project Brainwash lecture
When
Thursday, March 31, 2011
TBD - All Ages
Where
Northwestern (map)
Chicago, IL

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Springfield, IL – 03/30/11


Who
Project Brainwash lecture
When
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
11:00am - All Ages
Where
Lincoln Land Community College (map)
Springfield, IL

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Terra Haute, IN – 03/29/11



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Olivet, MI – 03/23/11


Who
Project Brainwash lecture
When
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
TBD - All Ages
Where
320 South Main Street
Olivet, MI 49076-9724
Other Info
Detail tbd

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Dudley, MA – 03/07/11


Who
Project Brainwash lecture
When
Monday, March 7, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Nichols College (map)
Dudley, MA

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Storrs, CT – 02/28/11


Who
Project Brainwash lecture
When
Monday, February 28, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
University of Connecticut/Storrs (map)
Storrs, CT

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