Amanda D. Lotz is an American educator, television scholar, and media scholar based in Australia since 2019. She is known for her research in television studies, digital disruption, the economics of television and media companies, and also popularizing the terms network era, post-network era, and the multi-channel transition describing the television industry's transition to cable and to internet distribution.
Lotz is Professor at Queensland University of Technology and program leader of the Transforming Media Industries research program in QUT's Digital Media Research Centre. Prior to joining QUT, she was a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan, an assistant professor at Denison University and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.
Her areas of research are media industries, the economics of the television/cable industry, broadband distributed media, television studies, and gender and the media.
She holds a B.A. in communication from DePauw University, an M.A. in Telecommunication from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Radio, Television and Film from University of Texas.
Lotz co-hosted the Media Business Matters Podcast, which focuses on recent stories in media and why they matter from 2016 to 2018. She was a Fellow at the Peabody Media Center.