Jennifer L. Pozner

Media Critic, Author and Founding Director of Women in Media & News

Jennifer L. Pozner is a media critic, author and founding director of Women in Media & News, a media justice group dedicated to increasing women’s presence and power in the public debate through media analysis, education and advocacy.

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry calls Pozner's book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, “required reading for every American girl and woman.” Cecilia Lederer, a Colbert Report writer, says Reality Bites Back is “f*cking amazing!!! ... an insightful, funny, fun read.” Pozner's journalism has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Elle Canada, In These Times, Ms. Magazine, the New York Times, Newsweek and many other outlets and anthologies.

Pozner served as an adviser and analyst for the award-winning OWN documentary Miss Representation, and has offered media commentary on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, HLN, MSNBC, NBC, NPR and The Daily Show. Because she’s a sucker for punishment, she has gone head to head with some of the most blustery boys of cable news, including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Joe Scarborough. She co-wrote and starred in the satirical media literacy Web series Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn.

A noted media literacy educator, Pozner has spoken on gender, race, class and sexuality in the media at more than 150 colleges, conferences and companies across the U.S., Canada and Turkey. She has conducted media literacy workshops and strategic-communication trainings for women-led social justice groups as varied as the Chicago Foundation for Women, NOW-Chicago, viBe theater eXperience and Women for Afghan Women. The New Leaders Council named her one of the 40 under 40 progressive leaders in America, and Forbes named @jennpozner one of “20 inspiring women to follow on Twitter.”

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