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LRSC presents women in media session

A session on women and the media that will examine women on such TV shows such as "American Idol" and "Flavor of Love" will be presented Oct. 8 at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, hosted by the college's Diversity Committee.

Jennifer Pozner

A session on women and the media that will examine women on such TV shows such as "American Idol" and "Flavor of Love" will be presented Oct. 8 at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, hosted by the college's Diversity Committee.

Media critic Jennifer Pozner will present "Women and the Media: Images of Gender, Race, and Class in News and Entertainment" at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in the LRSC Dining Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Pozner will use humor, analysis and clips from shows such as "The Bachelor," "America's Next Top Model," "American Idol," "Extreme Makeover" and "Flavor of Love." She will show how reality TV reinforces regressive stereotypes about women and men, race and class and sex, love and marriage in America, a news release said.

In 2001, Pozner founded Women in Media & News to increase women's presence and power in the public debate through media analysis, education, advocacy and reform.

Widely published, Pozner formerly directed the women's desk at the national media watch group FAIR, where she was a staff writer for Extra! magazine and the organizer of the national Feminist Coalition on Public Broadcasting.

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She served as Media Watch columnist and contributing media editor for Sojourner: the Women's Forum, which has ceased publication. Her work on women, media, politics and pop culture has been published in Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Arizona Republic, Hartford Courant, Ms., Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, Women's Review of Books, Salon.com, AlterNet.org, TomPaine.com, WomensEnews.org and CommonDreams.org, among others.

Her essays have appeared in anthologies such as "What Do We Do Now" (a post-2004 election manifesto); "The W Effect: Bush's War on Women"; "Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century"; "Uncovering the Right on Campus"; and more. She's appeared as a commentator on ABC News Now's "Top Priority," Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Fox News Network's "The O'Reilly Factor" and more.

As a public speaker, Pozner has participated at dozens of colleges and conferences across the country. She has worked closely with the women's human rights groups MADRE and Women for Afghan Women and with a variety of other women-led social justice groups.

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