James Poniewozik is media and television critic at “Time”. He has written in-depth stories on subjects from the reality TV craze to the “Sopranos” and has written essays, features and reviews on subjects ranging from international media coverage of the war in Iraq, to the influence of 9/11 on popular culture, to the way Hollywood’s portrayals of mobsters have affected the mafia itself. He’s also written widely on books, movies, comic books, the news media and pop culture in general.
Poniewozik was the media critic and media section editor at “Salon.com” from 1997 to 1999, where he wrote two columns a week of media criticism for the acclaimed on-line magazine. Prior to “Salon”, he worked for several years in publishing in New York and has contributed to such publications as “Fortune”, “Rolling Stone”, “New York”, “The New York Times Book Review”, “Suck.com” and “Talk”. He is also a regular radio commentator for NPR’s “On the Media” and “All Things Considered.”