Jennifer Pozner to Speak On Women in Media

March 16, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Date: Thursday, March 17 
Time: 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Campus Life Center Ballroom

Jennifer L. Pozner is founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a media justice group that amplifies women’s presence and power in the public debate through media analysis, education and advocacy. She is also managing editor of WIMN’s Voices, the popular group blog on women and the media, which you can read at www.WIMNonline.org

A widely published freelance journalist, her work has appeared in outlets ranging from corporate newspapers such as Newsday, Chicago Tribune and Boston Phoenix, to independent magazines such as Ms. magazine, The American Prospect, In These Times and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, as well as new media like AlterNet.org, Salon.com and the HuffingtonPost, and numerous anthologies. Pozner has appeared as a commentator on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News Now, Democracy Now!, National Public Radio, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and several documentary films. And, because she’s a sucker for punishment, she’s gone head to head with some of the most blustery boys of cable news, including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Joe Scarborough.

Pozner has spoken on women, media, politics and pop culture at more than seventy colleges across the country. In 2009, she was named one of the New Leaders Council 40 Under Forty young progressive leaders to watch, and received the Soroptimist International of NYC “Making A Difference for Women” Award in 2007. But she’s proudest of the “certificate of hotness” she received in 2006 from “The Real Hot 100,” a Girls In Government project honoring young women leaders making change in their communities – because, as the organization affirmed: Smart Is Hot!

Her first book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, was published by Seal Press in 2010.