|Alma mater||DePauw University (B.A., 1996)|
Indiana University (M.A., 1997)
University of Texas (Ph.D., 2000)
|Known for||Research in Media Industries, The Future of Television, Economics of Television, Net Neutrality, Television Studies and Gender and the Media|
|Fields||Television studies; media studies; Media Industries; Future of Television; Media economics|
|Institutions||University of Michigan,|
Washington University in St. Louis
|Doctoral advisor||Horace 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.
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.
Lotz co-hosts the Media Business Matters Podcast, which focuses on recent stories in media and why they matter. She is a Fellow at the Peabody Media Center.
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