MIP Contributors

MIP Research is an online, peer-reviewed publication that contextualizes key industry concerns in more critical frameworks, drawing attention to the cultural, economic, and political ramifications of change in the media landscape. We welcome proposals for original content that fit one of our established formats. Learn more about our recent contributors below.


Aymar Jean Christian is Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, where he researches how producers and organizations create and distribute web series. His work has been published in journals such as Continuum, First Monday, and Cinema Journal. His contribution Web TV Networks Challenge Linear Business Models details the variety of networks producing content for the web.

Derek Kompare is an Associate Professor in the Division of Film and Media Arts at Southern Methodist University where he researches how particular media forms and institutions coalesce and develop. He is the author of Rerun Nation: How Repeats Invented American Television (Routledge, 2005) and a study of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). His contribution Comics Move to Big Screen and Beyond tracks the growth of comics from their origins as a subculture to their recent mainstream screen success.

Amanda D. Lotz is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Cable Guys: Television and American Masculinities in the 21st Century (New York University Press, 2014), The Television Will Be Revolutionized (New York University Press, 2007) and Redesigning Women: Television After the Network Era (University of Illinois Press, 2006). Her contribution Cable Bundles Persist—for Now—Despite Digital Disruption explains why this practice remains as well as some reasons to think its days as the dominant form of programming transaction may be numbered.