Reality Bites Back: A Lecture by Jennifer L. Pozner in Bilgi University

I attended one of the “Domino Lectures Seminar Series” is organized by Media and Communication Systems Graduate Program at Santral Campus in Istanbul Bilgi University on April 11, 2012 Wednesday.

The lecture named “Reality Bites Back:  Gender, Race and Manipulation in U.S. Reality Television” was given by Jennifer L. Pozner.  She is Executive Director and Founder at Women In Media & News (WIMN) and the author of the book “Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV” .

After the short presentation and speech of Prof. Halil Nalçaoğlu (Dean, Faculty of Communication), he invited Ms. Pozner to the stage.  She showed us some extracts of  the webisode series “Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn” created by her with the inspiration of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew”.

She also mentioned about how media shows women, the double standards on gender and  manipulative editing (frankenbiting) in media by giving some examples to the audiences.

Pozner said “We need to educate children and adults in how to see beneath the surface to the underlying messages in popular media and news.” As a filmmaker, I would like to add it is also essential for all genre of movies…

Many thanks to Jennifer L. Pozner and Prof. Halil Nalçaoğlu for this amazing lecture.


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