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Meet the Authors Series - Media Disrupted: Surviving Pirates, Cannibals, and Streaming Wars

Thursday, February 24, 2022 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (EST)


Over the last two decades, the businesses behind the media we interact with everyday have been profoundly disrupted by the capabilities of the internet. Significant change was expected, but hasn’t transpired in the ways forecast, and in some cases the moments best remembered were but brief chapters in much longer stories of change. In Media Disrupted: Surviving Pirates, Cannibals and Streaming Wars, Amanda Lotz explores how the newspaper, recorded music, film, and television industries have adapted to new distribution technologies and ways of using media that have fundamentally remade their businesses, how we can experience media, and what content is made. Amanda Lotz uses the cases of four industries in a single sector to illustrate the limits of thinking of a single ‘tech’ industry as the cause of wide-scale disruption. Using a blend of business history and extensive expertise about media industry operations, she reveals why the implications of digital disruption vary across the media sector and offers a framework for bringing similarly sophisticated analysis to other sectors as well. Her work uses detailed examples from media industries to build deeper understanding of strategies to prepare for technological disruption more generally.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022 (3:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (EST)
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