Amanda D. Lotz

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Amanda Lotz
Alma materDePauw University (B.A., 1996)
Indiana University (M.A., 1997)
University of Texas (Ph.D., 2000)
Known forResearch in Media Industries, The Future of Television, Economics of Television, Net Neutrality, Television Studies and Gender and the Media
Scientific career
FieldsTelevision studies; media studies; Media Industries; Future of Television; Media economics
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan,
Denison University,
Washington University in St. Louis
Doctoral advisorHorace Newcomb

Amanda D. Lotz is an American educator, television scholar, and media scholar. She is known for her research in television studies, the economics of television and media companies, and also popularizing the terms network era, post-network era, and the multi-channel transition describing the television industry's transition to cable and to internet distribution.[1]

Lotz is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the Communication Studies department at Michigan, she was an assistant professor at Denison University and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.

Her areas of research are media industries, the economics of the television/cable industry, broadband distributed media, television studies, and gender and the media.

She holds a B.A. (Communication) from DePauw University, an M.A. (Telecommunication) from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Radio, Television and Film from University of Texas.[2]

Lotz co-hosts the Media Business Matters Podcast, which focuses on recent stories in media and why they matter.[3] She is a Fellow at the Peabody Media Center.


Lotz has authored, co-authored or edited eight books in addition to many refereed journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations.[4][5]

Lotz is the author of:

Lotz is the co-author of:

  • Understanding Media Industries (with Timothy Havens, Oxford University Press, 2011). A revised, second edition was published in 2016.
  • Television Studies (with Jonathan Gray, Polity, 2011).

And editor of:

  • Beyond Prime Time: Television Programming in the Post-Network Era (Routledge, 2009)

Awards and honors[edit]


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  2. ^ "Amanda Lotz's University of Michigan web page". Archived from the original on 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2013-01-14.
  3. ^ "Media Business Matters Podcast". Amanda D. Lotz. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  4. ^ "Amanda Lotz's Amazon Books listing". Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  5. ^ "Google Scholar Reference of Amanda Lotz". Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  6. ^ "Amanda Lotz's University of Michigan web page". Archived from the original on 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2013-01-14.
  7. ^ "Depauw University News Archive". Retrieved 2013-01-14.

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