Media Business Matters Podcast - Amanda D. Lotz

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Amanda and Alex finish the year in review wrap up with a look back at a few more industries and a look forward at the issues to watch in 2019. We close with our “favorites” of 2018 and a big announcement about the show.
2018 was full of news in media industries and we discuss some of the biggest stories in this two-part wrap up. From mergers, to #MeToo, to MoviePass (and some things that don't start with M) we address not just what happened, but why it matters in 2019 and going forward.
Megan Sapnar Ankerson joins Amanda and Alex to talk about her new book Dot-Com Design: The Rise of a Usable, Social, Commercial Web. Megan's book sets the stage for many of our conversations about internet and web-based businesses by reminding us of the forces that led it to take its contemporary f…
It's an "extra" episode in which we put the five local media interviews in conversation to see what we can take away on this complicated subject. (Sorry about the slow production of late)
In our final interview of the Local Media series, Amanda and Alex talk with Joseph Lichterman, a senior business associate at the Lenfest Institute for Journalism. We talk about the insight he gained researching and writing stories 300 stories about news outlets on six continents for Nieman Journal…
Amanda and Alex talk with Zoe Clark to learn about the challenges of managing a “local” mission of state-wide service and how NPR stations are filling the gaps in communities that have lost local newspapers. Zoe Clark is Michigan Radio's Program Director. Clark oversees all programming on the state…
Alex and Amanda talk with Neil Chase, Executive Editor of the Bay Area News Group. He is a veteran journalist and marketer with deep experience in print and digital news, who got his start at the San Francisco Examiner, and has been as a professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journ…
Alex and Amanda talk with Evan Smith, CEO of The Texas Tribune, a digital-only, not-for-profit news organization that operates in Texas. Evan joins us to discuss what he's learned about the opportunities and challenges for local, digital journalism, and be sure to note his definition of journalism …
In the second episode in our series on the Business of Local Media, we pose many of our questions about the challenges facing local media to expert Christopher Ali, author of Media Localism: The Policies of Place (University of Illinois Press, 2017).
Amanda and Alex launch a new series of episodes that focus on the business of local media. This episode discusses what local means in this context, what we hope to learn, and the particular challenges local media face.
In this episode, Alex goes to the Cinetopia Film Festival in Ann Arbor and Dearborn to learn more about the business of film festivals and the role they play in getting films distribution. First, Ariel Wan, Director of Marketing and Programming for the festival joins him in North Quad Studios to ta…
Aymar Jean Christian joins Amanda in North Quad Studios to talk about his book Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood and the Rise of Web Television which looks at the opportunities for web series in the early phase of internet-distributed video. We have a wide-ranging chat about the business behind …
We've been lucky to have some guests come through North Quad Studio in recent weeks. The first is David Craig from USC to talk about his ongoing collaborative research project on Social Media Entertainment. David drops a whole lot of knowledge in this podcast that spans discussion of many social me…
Alex takes the reigns and interviews Amanda about her new book, We Now Disrupt This Broadcast: How Cable Transformed Television and the Internet Revolutionized It All. 
Amanda and Alex dig into some recent media headlines to discuss whether and how they matter. We work our way through a variety of Netflix stories including its purchase of distribution rights for The Cloverfield Paradox and Annihilation, its original movie strategy (Bright and more), and what all t…
Amanda and Alex are joined by Amanda Cote to discuss the contemporary terrain of the video game industries.
Amanda and Alex talk about the what makes a media company a media company and why these classifications matter.
Amanda and Alex are delighted to host Alex Blumberg, CEO and co-founder of Gimlet Media, to talk about the business of podcasting. Alex explains how and why Gimlet came to be and offers his assessment of the current and future market for podcasts. Our thanks to Lynette Clemetson and the Knight-Wall…
It's that time again--when we look back at the last 12 months and try to make sense of the stories with lasting importance. 2017 gave us a ride up to the end, with so much to discuss we had to supersize the episode. Media news doesn't nicely bind itself to the calendar though, so a fair bit of look…
Amanda and Alex revisit the interviews that were part of the public media series to place all the insights into conversation and identify key takeaways.
Alex and Amanda talk with Laura Walker, President and CEO of New York Public Radio--the largest public radio station group in the nation and a major producer of audio content--about how digital distribution is affecting local public radio. We explore WNYC's podcasting and distribution strategies an…
Alex and Amanda host John Shields, a BBC Editor, visiting as a Knight Wallace Fellow here at the University of Michigan’s Wallace House. We talk about the challenges and opportunities digitization has brought a public media institution with scope and history of the BBC as well as his project explor…
In this episode, Tamar Charney, Managing Editor of National Public Radio's NPR One App talks with us about the technological opportunities available to public media. We learn a lot about how the app is expanding NPR's listeners by making listening more convenient (it's like a DVR for NPR). And we g…
Lynette Clemetson starts off our look at U.S. public media in the digital age with a rich discussion of how NPR took advantage of journalists forced out of print, developed podcasts, and found new ways to serve audiences with digital technology. Not to get all meta but, some great insight on how po…
This episode launches a multi-episode consideration of public media--media that are not media businesses, but a vital part of our media ecosystem nonetheless. In this opening episode, Amanda and Alex explore what counts as public media in the U.S., how it is funded and organized, and its different …
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Podcast Details
Started
Jan 18th, 2016
Latest Episode
Jan 27th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
60
Avg. Episode Length
34 minutes

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