Stories by Jennifer L. Pozner

Jennifer L. Pozner is a media critic, speaker, and the founder and executive director of Women In Media & News. She is the author of "Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV." subscribe to Jennifer L. Pozner's feed

Posted on: Feb 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

On Saturday, MSNBC debuts the eponymous weekend show of Melissa Harris-Perry, Tulane professor, MSNBC regular and Nation columnist.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2010, Source: On The Issues Magazine

Reality show producers paint American women as romantically desperate and hypertraditionalist in their views about the "proper" role for wives and mothers.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2007, Source: Women in Media & News

If we truly care about women's rights and social justice, we must simply roll up our sleeves and tackle corporate media's failings, while strengthening independent media.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Anti-abortion fanatics spread fear by bombings, murders and assaults, but the media take little notice.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A recent <i>Wall Street Journal</i> editorial used tired old 'blame the victim' reasoning to explain away two high-profile rape cases.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2005, Source:

Women audacious enough to seek political power are routinely dogged by gender-specific coverage that focuses on their looks, fashion sense and familial relationships.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2004, Source: Women's Review of Books

A new anthology shows that not only is feminism alive and kicking, it's a key part of many different kinds of struggles for social justice.

Posted on: May 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Transgendered author Jennifer Finney Boylan talks about the joys -- and unexpected cultural baggage -- that come with being female in America.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2002, Source:

The NAACP honoring Condoleezza Rice its IMAGE media awards ceremony. Shouldn't the nation's leading civil rights group know better?

Posted on: Feb 4, 2002, Source: Women's Review of Books

Since September 11, corporate media have said that women are just as hawkish as men in the War on Terror. The polls show this to be a lie.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2001, Source: AlterNet

If women had equal access to the op-ed pages and the Sunday morning talk shows, we'd have heard a significant difference between men and women's perspectives on terrorism and war.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2001, Source: Extra!

Two homosexuality studies were recently released, one claiming that gays can "go straight" through therapy, the other claiming they can't. Guess which one got media top-billing?

Posted on: May 28, 2001, Source: FAIR

Mainstream news mischaracterized Bush's gag of overseas family planning groups. Truth is the White House rationale for the gag -- stopping abortions -- hasn't been relevant for decades.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2001, Source: FAIR

The media is still obsessed with treating political women as objects, whether by telling us their dress sizes, diets or makeup habits.