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WIMN in the News

Women In Media & News is frequently called upon to discuss women and media, advertising, politics, pop culture and media reform.

This is an archive of stories about WIMN's mission and programs; television and radio interviews with WIMN's Executive Director, Jennifer L. Pozner; and stories quoting WIMN's board members and staff.

Stories About WIMN

2006

• "Speaker: Reality TV buys into harmful stereotypes," Lincoln Journal Star, Feb. 9, 2006

• "Reality TV stereotypes to be exposed at Doane," Lincoln Journal Star, Feb. 8, 2006

• "Women in Media & News," Clamor Magazine, Issue 35.5, Jan/Feb 2006

2005

• "Media Myths, Lecture challenges representation of women," The New Hampshire (UNH student newspaper), Nov. 4, 2005

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

Interview with Jennifer L. Pozner, Punk Planet, Issue #68, May/June 2005 (.pdf)

• "Where are the Women?" In These Times, April 22, 2005

• "Speaker addresses media biases," The Observer (newspaper serving St. Mary's and Notre Dame), March 23, 2005. This article was reprinted by Reclaim the Media

2003

• "Speaker examines issues involving women, the media," New Britain Herald, April 1, 2003

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Television & Radio Interviews

2005

• Jennifer L. Pozner discusses images of women in advertising with radio host Deepa Fernandes on "Wake Up Call," New York City 's Social Justice News Show, Pacifica Radio, WBAI-99.5 FM, Aug. 31, 2005

• "Real Curves; Nike is now featuring ads with real people instead of models," interview with Jennifer L. Pozner on "Good Day New York," WNYW-TV, Aug. 24, 2005

• Jennifer L. Pozner debates Dove advertising executives on images of women in advertising, "Top Priority," a daily news show about women and the issues that concern them on ABC News Now, Aug. 1, 2005

2004

• "Online Chat with Jennifer L. Pozner," MsMagazine.com, Dec. 3, 2004

2002

• "Real Sex and the City," Lauren Weedman examines what "real" women are like in the city, includes appearance by Jennifer L. Pozner, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Comedy Central, Sept. 26, 2002

2001

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

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Quotes & Comments from WIMN's Board and Staff

2006

• "WAM! Women, Action & Media 2006," The Independent, March 2006

• "Images of thin women help self-esteem, study suggests," Windsor Star, Feb. 18, 2006. This article also ran under different headlines in The Calgary Herald and The Vancouver Sun (.pdf)

• "Legacy: Betty Friedan, desperate housewife?" Associated Press, Feb. 6, 2006. This article also ran in: the Pasadena Star News, Press Telegram-News, TriCities.com (powered by the Bristol Herald-Courier and News Channel 11), Culperer Star-Exponent, Stafford County Sun, Manassas Journal Messenger, Potomac News and InsideNova.com

2005

• "One by One, Women Count Bylines," WomenseNews.org, 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," Denver Post, Dec. 19, 2005

• "She-said/She-said," 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," Denver Post, Nov. 20, 2005. This article also ran in the Ventura County Star on Nov. 27 under the headline, "Violence against women on TV: In the name of entertainment, hit shows often portray females as victims"

• "Feminists: the young and restless - Newer grassroots movement grows with wider focus on bigger issues," Newsday, Oct. 13, 2005. Includes interviews with Lisa Jervis, WIMN board chair, and Manizha Naderi, administrative director of Women for Afghan Women, a partner organization in WIMN's Afghan Women's Media Organizing Project

• "Swoosh! Big women taking ads by storm," New York Daily News, Aug. 16, 2005

• "Fab or Flab?" People, Aug. 15, 2005

Letter to the Editor, This Magazine, scroll down for letter by WIMN Board Chair Lisa Jervis, re: "Feminism for sale: The real reason the women’s movement is losing momentum," July/Aug 2005

• "Provocative ads target female consumers," The Ottawa Citizen, July 27, 2005. View page one (.pdf) and page two (.pdf). This article appeared under different headlines in The Edmonton Journal (Alberta), The Halifax Daily News (Nova Scotia) and The Calgary Herald (Alberta)

• "Advertising Week ad stirs tempest in a C cup," Advertising Age, July 25, 2005

• "Ad Week Breast Ad Sparks Industry Controversy," Advertising Age (online edition), July 25, 2005

• "'We Are the New Mainstream,'" Punk Planet, Issue #69, Jul/Aug 2005 (.pdf)

Letter to the Editor, This Magazine, by WIMN's Lisa Jervis, regarding "Feminism for sale: The real reason the women’s movement is losing momentum," July/Aug 2005

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

• "Reality TV vs. Real Life: Helping Your Child Know the Difference," text of a Long Island Family Support Coalition media literacy workshop for parents, published by the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, April 20, 2005 (.pdf)

• "The Emerging Progressive Media Network," In These Times, April 14, 2005 (.pdf)

• "What women want from newspapers," EditorsWeblog.org, a project of the World Editors Forum division within the World Association of Newspapers, April 25, 2005

• "Global Fundamentalism, Post-9/11 America, and the Ever-Present War on Feminism," GenderWatch: Transformations, March 31, 2005

• "Writings of the Third Wave: young feminists in conversation," American Library Association's Reference & User Services Quarterly, March 22, 2005

2004

Review of The W Effect: Bush's War on Women, which includes an essay by Jennifer L. Pozner, LiP Magazine, Dec. 5, 2004

• "Pro-whose-life? Ten reasons why militarism is bad for your health," Women's Review of Books, September 2004

• "Media Activism Timeline: Films that Make a Difference," ReleasePrint: The Magazine of Film Arts Foundation, Jul/Aug Supplemental 2004 (.pdf)

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

• "I Crave For Ramen: The Subversion of Product Placement in Yong Yi's Spring Bears Love," The Film Journal, Issue 9, July 2004

• "An Independent Media Center of One's Own: A Feminist Alternative to Corporate Media," essay in the anthology The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism, Random House, May 2004

• "Coalition to Community," In These Times, April 23, 2004

2003

• "Looking Around; Catching A Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century," Women's Review of Books, June 2003

2002

• "Protesting Capitalism on Wall St.," The Nation web-only feature, Oct. 7, 2002

• "'Bachelor': A Little Sweet, a Little Bitter Series," Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2002

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