Modern Media Podcast


We Now Disrupt This Broadcast: A Conversation with Amanda D. Lotz '96

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In this installment of Modern Media, JNP talks to Dr. Amanda D. Lotz about her latest book, We Now Disrupt This Broadcast: How Cable Transformed Television and the Internet Revolutionized It All (MIT Press, 2018). The story of the transformation of television at the turn of the 21st century is a story of emerging technologies, regulations, business models, and aesthetic practices that came to establish the era of internet distributed television that we now inhabit. Connecting these new structures to older ways of understanding television, Dr. Lotz makes a compelling case for understanding the persistence of television amidst the news of its demise. You can follow her on Twitter at @DrTVLotz.

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