Academic Publications

A list of journal publications and book chapters can be found on my University site.

Recent Publications

Lotz, A. D. (2017). “Linking Industrial and Creative Change in 21st Century U.S. Television.” In Special Edition: TV Now, edited by Sue Turnbull, Marion McCutcheon, and Amanda D. Lotz, Media International Australia 161(1): 10-20. DOI: 10.1177/1329878X17707066

Abstract: The US television industry began experiencing profound change in the early 21st century, change that likewise manifest in the programs of the era. This article explores how and why scripted US television series evolved so profoundly at the dawn of the 21st century and what this might tell us about the continued disruption introduced by Internet-distributed television. The article identifies the industrial practices that propelled and challenged this change and examines how the conditions of creative workers adjusted alongside textual possibilities. Drawn from interviews and archival research, the article relies on case studies of the production histories of milestone series in this evolution to assess the shifting competitive norms and the consequences of textual innovation for creative workers, commercial media industries, and audiences.

Key Words: Cable, Drama, Post-network, Television, United States


Lotz, A. D. (2016) “The Paradigmatic Evolution of U.S. Television and the Emergence of Internet-Distributed Television” Icono 14 Journal of Communication and Emergent Technologies, volume 14 (2), pp. 122-142. doi: 10.7195/ri14.v14i1.993

Abstract: Television industries around the world have weathered profound change as technologies advanced and services developed to allow internet-distributed television to compete alongside broadcast and cable-distributed television. This article, drawn from the context of the U.S., explores the emergence of internet-distributed television as a mechanism that provides the affordance of nonlinear distribution. It assesses the preliminary organization of internet-distributed television by portals and explores the similarities and differences between portals and networks/channels with an eye toward conceptualizing emerging business practices and strategies.

Key Words: Television - Internet-distributed - Netflix - Subscriber-funded - Portals - Affordance - Nonlinear




Gray, J. and Lotz, A. D. (2013).  “A Robust and Dynamic Field.” Media, Culture & Society, 35.8: 1019-1022.

Lotz, A. D. (2013). Review Essay: “Television 2013.” Cinema Journal 52.3: 190-7.

Lotz, A. D. (2013). “What Old Media Can Teach New Media,” in online support materials for Spreadable Media, by Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green (New York: New York University Press).

Draper, J. and A. D. Lotz, (2012). “Making Sense of Homophobia in Rescue Me: ‘Working Through’ as Ideological Strategy” Television and New Media 13(6): 520-34.

Lotz, A. D. (2011). “Television Studies?” Critical Studies in Television 6.1: 110-11.

Lotz, A. D. (2010). “US Television and the Recession: Impetus for Change?” Popular Communication: International Journal of Media and Culture 8.3: 186-9.

Havens, T., A. D. Lotz, and S. Tinic. (2009). “Critical Media Industry Studies: A Research Approach.” Communication, Culture and Critique 2: 234-53.

Lotz, A. D. (2009). “Interactive TV Too Early: The False Start of QUBE.” The Velvet Light Trap 64: 106-7.

Lotz, A. D. (2009). “What is U.S. Television Now.” Special Issue, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: End of Television?: Its Impact on the World (So Far), eds. Elihu Katz and Paddy Scannell.

Lotz, A. D. (2008). “On “Television Criticism”: The Pursuit of the Critical Examination of a Popular Art.” Popular Communication: International Journal of Media and Culture 6.1: 20-36.

Lotz, A. D. (2008). “New Media Policy?” Journal of E-Media Studies 1.1.

Lotz, A. D.  (2007). “How to Spend $9.3 Billion in Three Days: Examining the Upfront Buying Process in the Production of US Television Culture.”  Media, Culture and Society 29.4: 549-67.

Lotz, A. D. (2007).  “The Promotional Role of the Network Upfront Presentations in the Production of Culture.”  Television & New Media 8.1: 3-24.

Lotz, A. D.  (2005). “Seventeen Days In July at Hollywood and Highland: Examining the Television Critics Association Tour.” Journal of Popular Film and Television 33.1: 22-28 .

Lotz, A. D.  (2004).  “Using ‘Network’ Theory in the Post-Network Era: Fictional 9/11 U.S. Television Discourse as a ‘Cultural Forum.’” Screen 45.4: 423-439.

Lotz, A. D. (2004).  “Textual (Im)Possibilities in the U.S. Post-Network Era: Negotiating Production and Promotion Processes on Lifetime’s Any Day Now.”  Critical Studies in Media Communication21.1: 22-43.  Reprinted in Television: The Critical View, 7th ed. edited by Horace Newcomb (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), 223-44.

Lotz, A. D. and S. M. Ross.  (2004).  “Bridging Media Specific Approaches: The Value of Feminist Television Criticism.”  Feminist Media Studies 4.2: 187-204.

Lotz, A. D. and S. M. Ross.  (2004).  “Toward Ethical Cyberspace Audience Research: Strategies for Using the Internet for Television Audience Studies.”  Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media48.3: 501-13.

Lotz, A. D. (2003).  “Communicating Third-Wave Feminism and New Social Movements: Challenges for the Next Century of Feminist Endeavor.”  Women and Language 26.1: 2-9.