In the Media

Press Kit:

In The Media

The following stories from print, broadcast and online media outlets include quotes from Jennifer L. Pozner between 2002 and the present. “Reviews, Q&As and Excerpts” are specifically about Reality Bites Back; others either reference the book and the author’s reality TV analysis — or discuss broader issues related to women, media, pop culture, and politics.


Review: “The Reality Principle: The rise and rise of a television genre,” Kalefa Sanneh, The New Yorker, May 9, 2011

Q&A: “TN Read-Along: Reality Bites Back Live Chat,” Tomato Nation, Sarah Bunting and the Tomato Nation community chats with Jennifer L. Pozner, May4, 2011

Radio: “The Reality of ‘Reality TV,” From The Trenches radio, April 2011

Q&A: “Remote Control: Media activist Jennifer Pozner talks back to TV,” Shira Tarrant, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture magazine, Winter, 2010

Q&A: “Reality bites back: Jennifer Pozner delivers demanding case for deeper TV viewing,” Greg Harman, San Antonio Current, Feb 9, 2011

Q&A: “Ill effects of reality shows,”  Jessica Belasco, San Antonio Express-News, Feb. 8, 2011

TV: “Reality Bites Back,” Jennifer L. Pozner interviewed on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, Jan. 21, 2011 (Interview runs from min. 16:02 -  20:13 of segment, panelists debate interview from 16:03 – 24:10)


REVIEW: “Book Reviews: Reality Bites Back,” (PDF) Nicole Nalls, Venus Zine, Winter 2010, Issue 45

Reality TV (Re)Rewrites Gender Roles,” Jennifer L. Pozner, On The Issues magazine, Winter 2010

Q&A: “Taking On Reality TV With Jennifer Pozner,” Anne Elizabeth Moore, Truthout, Dec. 17, 2010

REVIEW: “Behind the Funhouse Mirror: The Racialicious Review of Reality Bites Back,” Arturo R. Garcia, Racialicious, Dec. 14, 2010

Did TLC cancel a scheduled guest out of fear of Palin fans?” Jamison Foster, Media Matters, Dec. 14, 2010

Sarah Palin’s Alaska Is Afraid Of Its Own Viewers,” Anna North, Jezebel, Dec. 13., 2010

Sarah Palin’s Alaska cancels non-political guest’s podcast appearance, fearing politics (Yeah, right),” Jamison Foster, Media Matters, Dec. 13, 2010

The Misunderestimation of Sarah Palin,” Melissa Harris-Perry, The Nation, Dec. 13, 2010 (print) and Nov. 23 (online)

PODCAST: “Reality Bites Back, Interview for Obama, Dec. 12, 2010

EXCERPT: “Reality TV Does a Real Hit Job on Women’s Brains,” Jennifer L. Pozner, Women’s Enews, Dec. 5, 2010

REVIEW: “Tuned In: Reality Bites Back Explores Truth About Reality TV,” Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 5, 2010

WVFC Holiday Gift List: Anniversary Edition,” Women’s Voices for Change, Dec. 5, 2010

TV: “Jenn Pozner and Anna McCarthy: Talking Television,” GRITtv with Laura Flanders, Dec. 4, 2010

REVIEW: “XPress Reviews: First Look at New Books–December 3, 2010,” Carol J. Binkowski, Library Journal, Dec. 2, 2010

REVIEW: “Project Brainwash,” (PDF) Audrey Bilger, Ms. Magazine, Fall 2010

EXCERPT: “The Surreal Life…Reality TV: Harmful fluff or a humorous escape?“, (PDF) Elle Canada (teased on the cover, with rebuttal by Alannah O’Neill), Nov. 2010

EXCERPT: “The Surreal World: Class anxiety, hyperconsumption and mocking the poor, for your viewing pleasure,” In These Times, (and see PDF) Nov. 2010

RADIO: “Is Reality TV Bad for Us?Q with Jian Ghomeshi, CBC Radio, Nov.  30, 2010

“Bitches, pimps and angry black women: The problem with reality TV,” Tami Winfrey Harris, Psychology Today‘s ColorStruck blog , Nov. 29, 2010

Getting Up Guide: Jennifer Pozner on TV, Aloe Blacc,” Alex Baldinger, Washington Post, Nov. 22, 2010

Guiltier Pleasures: Jennifer Pozner, ‘Reality Bites Back,’ at Busboys and Poets,” Sarah Parnass, Express Night Out, Nov. 22, 2010

PODCAST: “Reality TV, Gender, and Gender Policing,” RealityCast by Amanda Marcotte, RH Reality Check, Nov. 22, 2010

Disturbing Dimensions of Entertainment’s Future,” Frank Pasquale,, Nov. 21, 2010

Skewed Reality TV,” Alex Spanko, Boston Globe, Nov. 16, 2010

RADIO: “The Hazards of Reality TV,” The Callie Crossley Show, WGBH, Nov. 15, 2010

Reality Bites Back,” Tara Bracco, The Woodhull Institute, Nov. 15, 2010

Good Question: Reality TV: Who Portrays Women the Worst?” Heather Horn, The Atlantic Wire, Nov. 13, 2010

We Are What We Watch: What Reality TV Costs Us,” Danielle Bean, National Catholic Register, Nov. 12, 2010

REVIEW: “Everything I Learned About Women I Learned From Reality TV,” Jessica Bennett, Newsweek, Nov. 11, 2010

Reality TV’s 9 Worst Stock Characters,” Jennifer L. Pozner, Newsweek, Nov. 11, 2010

Q&A: “Guilty Pleasure  TV: TAP talks with Jenn Pozner about the reality of reality TV,” Kay Steiger, The American Prospect, Nov. 11, 2010

REVIEW: “When fat meets black and female on the TV screen,” and EXCERPT: “Toccara’s Story: When Weight and Ethnicity Meet on Top Model,What Tami Said, Nov. 10, 2010

EXCERPT: “The Exquisite Sadism of America’s Next Top Model,” Jezebel, Nov. 9, 2010

RADIO: Interviewed by The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead, guest-hosting The  Alex Bennett Show, Sirius Left 146, Nov. 9, 2010

REVIEW: “Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV,” Womanist Musings, Nov. 9, 2010

Are you watching Reality Rehab?” Kelsey Wallace, Bitch magazine, Nov. 9, 2010

Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn,” ESC TV, Nov. 9, 2010

Q&A: “‘Reality Bites Back’ Explores The Troubling Truth About Reality TV,” Christine Champagne, AOL TV Squad, Nov. 6. 2010

REVIEW: “The five biggest lies about so-called reality TV, according to me and author Jennifer Pozner,” Eric Deggans, St. Petersburg Times, Nov. 7, 2010 and The Feed,, Nov. 5, 2010

Do You Know a D-Lister Who Needs Reality TV Rehab?” Jessica Wakeman, The Frisky, Nov. 5, 2010

Q&A: “A Close Look at the Bigotries of Reality TV,” Sarah Seltzer, The Sisterhood, the blog of The Forward, Nov. 4, 2010

Q&A: “Reality Bites Back: 10 Questions for Jennifer Pozner,” Chris Lombardi, Women’s Voices for Change, Nov. 4, 2010

RADIO: “How Real is Reality TV?Joy Of Resistance with Fran Luck, WBAI, Nov. 4, 2010

New Book Trashes the Effect of ANTM on Contestants,” Mariella Mosthof, Wet Paint, Nov. 3, 2010

RADIO: “Is Reality TV a Dangerous Addiction?” Word Of Mouth with Virginia Prescott, New Hampshire Public Radio, Nov. 3, 2010

RADIO: “The ugly truth behind reality TV,” Laxer Live with Dan Laxer, CJAD News Talk Radio, Nov. 2, 2010

REVIEW: “Supermodel Tyra Banks pilloried in new report on reality TV,” Misty Harris, PostMedia News, Nov. 1, 2010  (story ran in the Vancouver Sun, the Leader Post,  the Times Colonist, the Calgary Herald, the Ottawa Citizen, and

REVIEW: “The Christine O’Donnell Show,” Sady Doyle, Tiger BeatDown, Nov. 1, 2010

REVIEW: “Reality TV’s messages get a smackdown from feminist critic’s book,” Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post, Oct. 30, 2010 (also appeared in the Winston-Salem Journal)

Keira Knightly is rewiring my brain!” Leah McLaren, The Globe and Mail, Oct. 30, 2010

REVIEW: “Booknotes: Reality Bites Back,” Anna J. Cook, Future Feminist Librarian, Oct. 29, 2010

Q&A: “Interview: Television; On the fakeness of reality shows, how ‘the dumb bimbo’ is cast, and why actresses are shrinking.” Jennifer Pozner in conversation with Anne Kingston, (PDF of the print magazine piece) Macleans magazine, Oct. 25, 2010

RADIO: “Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV,”The Rob Breakenridge Show, CQHR, Oct. 25, 2010

RADIO: “Reality TV Turns Deadly,” Day 6, CBC Radio, Oct. 1,  2010 (Listen to audio at the linked show name, and/or read my blog post about the segment: “Reality TV suicides: irresponsible casting + unstable people + psy-ops conditions = powder keg.”)

Speaker: Reality TV Full of Stereotypes,” Kaitlin Myers, Kansas State Collegian, Sept. 22, 2010

Jennifer L. Pozner and Reality Bites Back,” reality TV producer Troy DeVolld, Reality TV Troy’s Blog, Sept. 19, 2010

TV: “What Women Want to Watch on TV,” The Today Show, NBC, Sept. 4, 2010:

TV: “Reality Unreeled,” a half-hour video interview with Jennifer L. Pozner by Paper Tiger TV, an independent media project, aired on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) and Brooklyn Cable Access Television (BCAT), July 28, 2010

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Reality TV: Is it harmless entertainment or a cultural threat?” (PDF) Maryanne Haggerty, CQ Researcher, Aug. 27, 2010 (Also included in this package, see p. 17: “Can’t we just sit back and enjoy reality TV?” Con: Jennifer L. Pozner; Pro: Anna David)

RADIO: “Women and Reality TV — It Ain’t Pretty,” Rich Fisher interviews Jennifer L. Pozner, KWGS Public Radio Tulsa, Apr. 21. 2010

EXCERPT: “Unraveling Reality TV’s Twisted Fairy Tales” (PDF) Jennifer L. Pozner, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture magazine, Spring 2009, Issue 43

TV: To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, PBS, Aug 12, 2007 (and TTC web-only extra)

“The Unreal World: Why women on ‘reality TV’ have to be hot, desperate and dumb,” Jennifer L. Pozner, Ms. magazine, Fall 2004

TV, Film, and Video:

Note: Some TV segments aired after Sept. 2010 appear above in the “reviews” section. And while some of the segments below are specific only to reality television, other segments below feature the author speaking to broader issues in news media, pop culture and politics.

Interview Boxed: Reality TV,” Debate between Jennifer L. Pozner, reality TV producer Troy DeVolld, and former Survivor star Sean Kenniff, World Compass, May 2, 2011

What Women Want to Watch on TV,” The Today Show, NBC, Sept. 4, 2010: (Watch the clip above in the “Reviews” section)

Reality Unreeled,” a half-hour video interview with Jennifer L. Pozner by Paper Tiger TV, an independent media project, aired on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) and Brooklyn Cable Access Television (BCAT), Jul7 28, 2010 (Watch the clip above in the “Reviews” section)

What Should Change in Wake of Tiller Murder,” GRITtv with Laura Flanders,  June 1, 2009

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Inside USA: The Election Post,” Al Jazeera English, Sept. 19, 2008

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Every Issue is a Women’s Issue,” Jennifer L. Pozner’s speech at Tides’ Momentum 2008 conference, July 22, 2008

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Jeff Cohen Reports from the National Conference on Media Reform, 2008,” Free Speech TV, July 2008

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Will Writers Strike Impact TV Viewership,” Reliable Sources, CNN, Nov. 11, 2007 (Video and transcript)

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To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, PBS, Aug 12, 2007 (and TTC web-only extra)

Scarborough Country with Dan Abrams, MSNBC, June 19, 2007 (Click show name for video, or read transcript and a coda about what the segment was supposed to cover)

The Big Story with John Gibson, Fox News, June 13, 2007 (Video and transcript)

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Geraldo At Large, Fox News, May 26, 2007

Hannity & Colmes, Fox News, Apr. 30, 2007 (Video and transcript)

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Fox & Friends, Fox News Network, Apr. 26, 2007

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Scarborough Country, MSNBC, Apr. 25, 2007

Hannity & Colmes, Fox News, Apr. 18, 2007 (Video and transcript)

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To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, PBS, Apr. 18, 2007

To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, PBS, Feb 9, 2007 (and TTC web-only extra)

Scarborough Country, MSNBC, Sept. 14, 2006 (Click show name for video; or read a transcript)

Scarborough Country, MSNBC, Sept. 13, 2006 (Click show name for video; or read a transcript)

“Real Curves; Nike is now featuring ads with real people instead of models,” Good Day New York, Fox, WNYW-TV, Aug. 24, 2005

Top Priority, ABC News Now, Aug. 1, 2005

Real Sex and the City,” The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central, Sept. 26, 2002

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
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Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party



Is Reality TV Bad for Us?Q with Jian Ghomeshi, CBC Radio, Nov.  30, 2010

The Hazards of Reality TV,” The Callie Crossley Show, WGBH, Nov. 15, 2010

“Is Reality TV a Dangerous Addiction?” Word Of Mouth with Virginia Prescott, New Hampshire Public Radio, Nov. 3, 2010

Women and Reality TV — It Ain’t Pretty,” Rich Fisher interviews Jennifer L. Pozner, KWGS Public Radio Tulsa, Apr. 21. 2010

Media and Women,” Listen Up! NW at KBCS program 40, with an interview between Katherine Stevenson (RadioZine-KBOO) and Jennifer L. Pozner, Mar. 20, 2009

Host Bob McChesney interviews Jennifer L. Pozner about women and the media, Media Matters with Bob McChesney, WILL-AM580, NPR, Aug. 3, 2008

Eisha Mason interviews Jennifer L. Pozner on media coverage of the 2008 election, The Morning Review, KPFK (Pacifica) Radio, 90.7FM

Diane Farsetta interviews Jennifer L. Pozner on media, gender, and school shootings, A Public Affair, WORT 89.9 FM, Apr. 20, 2007

Special series on women and the media, KPFA’s Women’s Magazine, Jan 22, 2007

Thenmozhi Soundararajan interviews Jennifer L. Pozner about women and media justice, reporting back from the National Conference on Media Reform, Uprising Radio, KPFK 90.7FM, Pacifica Radio, Jan 19, 2007

Larry Bensky interviews Jennifer L. Pozner live from the National Conference on Media Reform, KPFA’s Sunday Salon, Pacifica Radio, Jan. 14, 2007

Laura Flanders interviews Jennifer L. Pozner on women, media, and the need for institutional change, Radio Nation, Air America, Jan. 13 2007

Deepa Fernandes interviews Jennifer L. Pozner about images of women in advertising on Wake Up Call, Pacifica Radio, WBAI-99.5 FM, Aug. 31, 2005

As Alternative Media Outlets Become Increasingly Rare, the Feminist Majority Foundation Buys Ms. Magazine: A Roundtable On Women, War, Independent Media and Protest,” Amy Goodman interviews Jennifer L. Pozner, Gloria Steinem, Ellie Smeal and Lisa Jervis on Democracy Now!, Pacifica Radio, Dec. 11, 2001


See “Reviews” section above for print and web coverage specifically about Reality Bites Back.


Jerry Springer: Celebrating 20 years of ‘trash tv,’” Lisa Respers France, CNN, Nov. 3, 2010

Oprah Winfrey Bans the B-Word,US Post Today, Nov. 3, 2o10

Feminists laud Oprah Winfrey for banning the word ‘bitch’ from new OWN television network,” Caroline May, The Daily Caller, Nov. 1, 2010

The Real Schoolgirls of HKS,” Heather Milkiewicz, The Citizen, Sept. 15, 2010

K-State First, Kansas State Book Network Host Lecture By Media Critic Jennifer Pozner,” Kansas State University News Services, Sept. 14, 2010

REVIEW: “Fun with Media Literacy: Debriefing About the MTV VMA’s,” Julia Taylor,, Sept. 13, 2010

Waterworks still socially frowned on for men,” Misty Harris, Montreal Gazette, Sept. 13, 2010

Women In Television,” Maria Guzman, Gender Across Borders, Sept. 10, 2010

Designer Death,” Melanie Klein, Feminist Fatale, Aug. 19, 2010

Media bias and what to do about it,” Media Misses, Aug. 11, 2010

Outraged Moms, Trashy Daughters,” Anne Kingston, MacLeans, Aug. 10, 2010

Julia Child forced to eat at Hooters,” Media Misses, Aug. 10, 2010

As ABC’s Bachelor Pad debuts tonight, I wonder: What does the Bachelor franchise say about race in America?” Eric Deggans, The Feed blog, St. Petersburg Times, Aug. 9, 2010

A ‘cougar’ backlash is brewing,” Misty Harris, CanWest News Service, Vancouver Sun, June 28, 2010

Watch out: YouTube exposes your Gmail contacts,” Allen McDuffee, Raw Story, June 28, 2010

The Feminist Summer Reading List,” Robin Marty, Care2 Women’s Rights Blog, June 2010

The L Word is Back–For ‘Real’?” Audrey Bilger, Ms. Blog, Ms. Magazine, June 21, 2010

McKinney Lecture Focuses on Challenging Stereotypes of Women in the Media,” The Brooklyn Eagle, Francesca Norsen Tate, April 29, 2010

The Pill 50 Years Later — and the Fight for Coverage Continues,” Catherine Epstein, Huffington Post, Apr. 27, 2010

Around the Booths; PW’s select guide to exhibitors at BookExpo America,” Publisher’s Weekly, PW Staff, Apr. 26, 2010


From tarty to tomboy: Tinkerbell grows up,” Misty Harris, CanWest News Service,, October 27, 2009

TV’s weight-watching is a big deal,” Mark Dawidziak, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Aug. 22

Hollywood’s big deal with weight watching,” Marthan Mueller Neff, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Aug. 21, 2009

Gym Gunman Was Not Alone: The Making of a Misogynist Murderer,” Anna North, Jezebel, Aug. 5, 2009

Jewish Women and Reality TV,” Leah Berkenwald, Jewish Women’s Archive, July 30, 2009

Ten Women You’d Be daft Not To Follow On Twitter,” Jessica Wakeman, The Frisky, July 7, 2009

Tickling and teasing the real: mocking reality TV in the film Series 7,” Kevin Taylor Anderson, Post Script, June 22, 2009

“Media analyst criticizes shows like ‘The Bachelor,'” News-Journal (Daytona Beach, Florida), Mar. 9, 2009

“Embry-Riddle Arts & Letters Series Presents Media Critic Jennifer Pozner and Author John Hemingway,” Targeted News Service, Mar. 4, 2009

Recap and Musings: Jennifer L. Pozner’s Project Brainwash,” From the Cracked Mirror, Feb. 25, 2009

“Media Critic Pozner To Speak At Oregon State University on Women, Reality TV,” US Fed News, Feb. 25, 2009

Chance to vent spleen irresistible online,” Misty Harris, CanWest News Service, Feb. 20, 2009


Gender in the Media; Critical Mindedness and Media Literacy,” Marielena Zuniga, Soroptimist magazine, 2008.

“Analysis: Obama election drives diversity at outlets,” Craig McGuire, PR Week, Nov. 24, 2008 (PDF)

Election 08: Gender, race and the media,” Reclaim the Media, Nov. 6, 2008

The Black Female in Modern History,” New African, Khadija Sharife, Oct. 2008

“Around the Valley,” Kim Nowacki,Yakima Herald-Republic (Washington), Oct. 25, 2008

Media: Hillary lost the race but women are running the election show: Clinton’s failed candidacy bid has left one notable legacy – the rise of female presenters in TV news,” Elana Schor, The Guardian (London), Oct. 27, 2008

Race, Gender and the Media in the 2008 Elections,” Marcia G. Yerman, Huffington Post, Oct. 12, 2008

“Time to Get Going,”  John P Gregg, Valley News (White River Junction, Vermont), Sept. 18, 2008

“Journalist and Media Critic Jennifer Pozner Discusses Sexism, Racism in Media Coverage of 2008 Elections,” Targeted News Service, Aug. 14, 2008

The ‘Online Estrogen Revolution,’: The Internet’s digital footprint is looking more like a stiletto every day,” Misty Harris, CanWest News Service, The Ottawa Citizen, July 29, 2008

Gender, Race, Class, Age… and the Media,” Marcia G. Yerman, Huffington Post, June 25, 2008

The Problem with Paula: The ditz and glitz demand curiosity-slowing, but how much more can we take?” Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post, May 18, 2008

That Dreadful Valentine’s Murder,” Marry in Massachusetts, Apr. 3, 2008

“‘I Was a Teenage Feminist’; Movie review,” Jennifer O’Connor, Herizons,

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Reality TV women unreal,” Joyce Galinski, The Ranger, Mar. 13, 2008

“Media Critic To Speak On Reality TV Stereotypes,” Targeted News Service, Mar. 3, 2008


Sensational reporting can be bad news,” Randi Schmelzer, PR Week, Dec. 10, 2007

Reporting on the writers’ strike reinforcing the myth of ‘unscripted’ reality TV,” Lindsay Beyerstein, Majikthise, Nov. 6, 2007

Have Women’s Magazines Gone Out Of Vogue,” Rachel Leibrock, The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 4,  2007 (at TruthOut, Aug. 28)

Thigh-Witness News: Can a bikini model be made into an instant anchor?” Adam Buckman, New York Post, Aug 18, 2007

E-male,” Ellen Goodman, Boston Globe, Aug. 10 2007

Girl Power Gone Wild,” Misty Harris, Can West News Service, Aug. 2, 2007

Blogometer; Changing Course?The Hotline, July 30, 2007

Who’s that girl? Allison Barnett is a normal mom-to-be until she goes on the air. Then Alli That Girl takes over,” Amber Mobley, St. Petersburg Times, July 19, 2007

“As women are demeaned, TV ratings rise; During prime-time sweeps month, look for bimbos, man-eaters and cat-fighter,” Sandra Kobrin, Chicago Sun Times, May 6, 2007

CBS Evening Blues: Can Katie Couric survive as anchor?” Gail Shister, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Apr. 29, 2007

Without Rosie, it’s a prim ‘View,‘” Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post, Apr. 29, 2007

Prime-Time TV Sweeps Women to All-Time Lows,” Sandra Kobrin, WomensEnews, Apr. 25, 2007

Reality TV’s dismal portrayal of women,” Stephanie Bergeron, The Recorder (CCSU), Mar. 8, 2007

There is no media justice without women: models for feminist media action,” Sarah Kuck, Reclaim The Media, Feb 3, 2007

“See Jane work ; Actress Geena Davis and her advocacy group press for gender awareness at Conference for Media Reform,” Leanne Kleinmann, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) Jan. 13, 2007


Bore me with your fury, please!!!,” Bonnie Erbe, US News & World Report, Aug. 25, 2006

Brains not boobs key to real beauty, Real Hot 100 Awards say: ‘How you fill out a bikini, in the grand scheme of things, means nothing’,” Misty Harris, CanWest News Service, Edmonton Journal (Alberta), Aug. 12, 2006

Girl power as anarchism: The eight-year-olds who were the Spice Girls’ biggest fans in the 1990s are now about to hit 18,” John Harris, The Guardian (London), July 17, 2006

“City University of New York Graduate Center Announces April Publoic Programs,” US States News, Apr. 3, 2006

“Communications Open House Features Media Critic Jennifer Pozner,” US States News, Feb. 28, 2006

Images of thin women help self-esteem, study suggests,” Misty Harris, Can West News Service, Windsor Star, Feb. 18, 2006 (.pdf)

“Women’s History Month at the College of New Jersey,” US States News, Feb. 23, 2006

Legacy: Betty Friedan, desperate housewife?” Hillary Rhodes, Associated Press, Feb. 6, 2006

“Reality TV critic draws attention to shows’ flaws,” Cara Pesek, Lincoln Journal Star, Feb. 9, 2006

Reality TV stereotypes to be exposed at Doane,” Cara Pesek, Lincoln Journal Star, Feb. 7, 2006

Reflections on fairness and accuracy; The Language of Extra!,” Jacqueline Bacon, Extra!, Jan.-Feb. 2006

Women In Media & News,” Clamor Magazine, Issue 35.5, Jan/Feb 2006


One by One, Women Count Bylines,” Hannah Seligson, Womens Enews, Dec. 26, 2005

“It’s heaven on Earth — or at least on television Holiday shows say amen to a pop-culture wave of spiritual awareness,” Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post, Dec. 19, 2005

She-said/She-said,” Jessica Clark, In These Times, Dec. 2, 2005

“Commercial Publisher Revives ‘Women’s Review of Books,'” The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 2, 2005

“Mayhem for profit: TV’s assault on women,” Joanne Ostrow, Denver Post, Nov. 20, 2005.

“Media Myths, Lecture challenges representation of women,” The New Hampshire (UNH), Nov. 4, 2005

“Broadcasting the Backlash, Media profits from humiliating women, says critic Jennifer Pozner,” Real Change, Oct. 7, 2005

Swoosh! Big women taking ads by storm,” Jimmy Vielkind and Nancy Dillon, New York Daily News, Aug. 16, 2005

Fab or Flab? Love ‘Em (They’re Real!) Or Hate ‘Em (Big Women in Their Underwear On Billboards?), the Models In Dove’s New Ad Have the Country Talking,” People, Aug. 15, 2005

‘We Are the New Mainstream,’” Anne Elizabeth Moore, Punk Planet, Jul/Aug 2005 (pdf)

“Provocative ads target female consumers,” Misty Harris, Can West News Service, The Ottawa Citizen, July 27, 2005. Page 1 (pdf) Page 2 (pdf)

Advertising Week ad stirs tempest in a C cup,” Claire Atkinson, Advertising Age, July 25, 2005

Ad Week Breast Ad Sparks Industry Controversy,” Claire Atkinson, Advertising Age, July 25, 2005

What happened in St. Louis? Notes from the Seattle report-back fro the National Conference on Media Reform,” Reclaim The Media, June 2, 2005

“Interview with Jennifer L. Pozner,” Emily Udell, Punk Planet, May/June 2005 (pdf)

“Media: Amplifying Women’s Voices,” Z Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 5, May 2005

What women want from newspapers,” John Burke, EditorsWeblog, World Association of Newspapers, Apr. 25, 2005

Where are the Women?” Emily Udell, In These Times, April 22, 2005

Reality TV vs. Real Life: Helping Your Child Know the Difference,” Andrew Malekoff, published by the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, Apr. 20, 2005 (.pdf)

The Emerging Progressive Media Network,” Tracy van Slyke and Jessica Clark, In These Times, April 14, 2005 (pdf)

“Global Fundamentalism, Post-9/11 America, and the Ever-Present War on Feminism,” Chris Cuomo, Transformations, Mar. 31, 2005

“Writings of the Third Wave: young feminists in conversation,” Jennifer Gilley and Diane Zabel, American Library Association’s Reference & User Services Quarterly, March 22, 2005

“At the Podium:  Media, Women & War: How Does the Invisibility of Women’s Voices in War Coverage Shortchange America? Lecture by Jennifer L. Pozner,” South Bend Tribune (Indiana) Mar. 21, 2005

“CALENDAR: Progressive Politics: Contributors to the “instant book” “What We Do Now” (Melville House) talk about how progressives can respond to the presidential election results,” The New York Sun, Jan. 3, 2005


Pro-whose-life? Ten reasons why militarism is bad for your health,” Ryn Gluckman, Betsy Hartmann and Azi Shariatmadar, Women’s Review of Books, Sept. 2004

“Money for Nothing; Dumb or savvy, these beautiful blonds have nothing to say. Why do we keep watching?” Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune, July 11, 2004

“Media Activism Timeline: Films that Make a Difference,” ReleasePrint, the magazine of Film Arts Foundation, Jul/Aug Supplemental 2004 (pdf)

I Crave For Ramen: The Subversion of Product Placement in Yong Yi’s Spring Bears Love,” Adam Hartzell, The Film Journal, July 2004

“This Week at the UO: Cultural Forum lecture – 7 p.m. Jennifer Pozner discusses reality television and the portrayal of women,” The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) May 9, 2004

Review of The W Effect: Bush’s War on Women,” Lua Preta, LiP Magazine, Dec. 5, 2004

Arts & Culture Chat with Jennifer L. Pozner,”, Dec. 3, 2004


Looking Around; Catching A Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century,” Andi Zeisler, Women’s Review of Books, June 2003

“Speaker examines issues involving women, the media,” New Britain Herald, Apr. 1, 2003

“Events Give Voice to Women’s History,” Katie Delisle, Hartford Courant, Mar. 8, 2003


Protesting Capitalism on Wall St.,”Lisa Weinert and Emilie Goodhart, The Nation, Oct. 21, 2002

“‘Bachelor’: A Little Sweet, a Little Bitter Series,” Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, Los Angeles Times, Apr. 22, 2002

For media clips featuring quotes or commentary by Jennifer L. Pozner prior to 2002, see the archives at or scan the Lexis Nexis news database. For articles and essays written by Jennifer prior to founding Women In Media & News in late 2001, see this media criticism archive.