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Jennifer Pozner to Speak About Impacts of Reality Television

Posted Jan. 21, 2013
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Media critic and author Jennifer Pozner
will talk about the impacts of reality
television at Kent State on Jan. 22.

Kent Student Center Programming is teaming up with Wolfman Productions on a presentation to students about the impacts of reality television by Jennifer Pozner, media critic, author and founder of Women in Media and News. The event is free.

The presentation, titled “Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women (…and Men, People of Color, The Economy, Love, Sex and Sheer Common Sense!),” will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., in the Kent Student Center Ballroom.

Using humor, video clips from your favorite programs and a decade of journalistic research, Pozner deconstructs reality TV’s twisted fairytales, demonstrating that far from harmless “guilty pleasures,” this form of pop culture has a damaging impact on our intellectual and political development. Project Brainwash gives you the tools to understand and challenge stereotypes and become active, critical media consumers. You’ll never see dating, modeling, makeover and lifestyle shows the same way again—and you’ll laugh, a lot!