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Selections from my participation in the press


Wayne’s World and the democratization of TV from public access to YouTube,” The AV Club‘s Popcorn Politics, November 13, 2015

Rethinking the Innovation Economy,” Connected Learning TV (CLTV), October 15, 2015

Cutting the Cord,” RTS TV, October 5, 2015

Money key in Netflix Emmy nod–Northwestern’s Aymar Christian.” Reuters, July 18, 2013.

The Devasting Disorder.Independent Sources, CUNY TV. April 11, 2012.

Biography: Hot, Famous and Forty.” The BIO Channel. July 28, 2011.

Convercinema with Televisual’s Aymar Jean Christian.” Convercinema by Miles Maker. August 9, 2011.

Annenberg’s Aymar Jean Christian on New Media and Film Production.” Annenberg School for Communication. March 10, 2011.


The Revolution, Televised: Diversity, Web Series, and the Future of TV,” Highwater, May 3, 2016

Aymar Jean Christian, Open TV and Queer of Color Media Production,” Imagine Otherwise, February 10, 2016 (podcast)

Reading Came First, Beyonce, and a Conversation with Dr. Aymar Jean Christian,” Reading Came First (podcast), February 9, 2016

Black TV Goes Online,” Here and Now, PRI/NPR, November 17, 2009 (AudioThoughts)




Brown Girls is the Future of Television,” The Ringer

Watch the Debut Episode of Revolutionary New Web Series Brown Girls,” Elle

Aymar Jean Christian gives underrepresented artists a voice with Open TV,” Chicago Reader

Aymar Jean Christian (Ph.D. ’12) Launches Web Series Two Queens in a Kitchen To Showcase LGBTQ Artists of Color,” Annenberg School for Communication

Marginalized by media: Queer-focused cooking series raises up people of color,” RedEye (Chicago Tribune)

The Future of TV Is Online,” Bitch 

Canceled comedies find second life online,” Christian Science Monitor

NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ canceled: Will it be brought back on another platform?” Christian Science Monitor

Facebook’s ‘like’ button separates Democrats from Republicans,” WSJ/MarketWatch

Why Gone Girl Killed At The Box Office,” WSJ/MarketWatch

Community Building with the Chicago Home Theater Festival,” HowlRound (Theater Commons)

Indie TV: Where Creators and Fans Pilot New Shows,” Transforming Hollywood 5 (conference panel video)

Tonight Show‘s tomorrow looks younger, more Web-saavy,” Orange County Register

TV goes full stream ahead,” Orange County Register (registration)

Internet TV Has Its Mad Men Moment,” IEEE Spectrum

The future of television: How long will your TV set still be relevant?,” Metro

aymar-jean-christian-reutersBlack Web Series: Going Boldly Where TV Won’t,” Ebony

Will Oxygen Cancel All My Babies’ Mamas?,” Ebony (picked up, The Root)

Five Tyler Perry Movies You Must See,” E!

Decoding the world wide Webbys,” USA Today.

To Blacks, Precious is ‘Demeaned’ or ‘Angelic,'” New York Times. (My Thoughts)

Why Do Women’s Magazines Pick Cover Girls Who ‘Don’t Work,'”Jezebel. (My Thoughts)

A Web Series for Women That Stands On Its Own,”Jezebel.

Death of Sitcoms, It Turns Out, Was Greatly Exagerrated,” Plain Dealer.

Linking to Televisual

Antonini and Feldman on Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” Filmmaker Magazine.

Netflix Originals Get More Original,” Daily Beast (The Dish).

Why Isn’t Cybergeddon, the Most Expensive Web Series of All Time, Going Viral?” Slate.

Making All TV Like Stories?” The Atlantic.

aymar-jean-christian-tv-smallerTreme: Desperately Seeking a Storyline,” The Atlantic.

Mike & Molly vs. Outsourced: Which New Series Is More Offensive?” The Atlantic.

Dude Won’t Give Arthur Kade a High Five,” Gawker (On my documentary short).”

Prime-Time Property,” Vanity Fair.

Then There Was That Time A Bunch Of Penn Kids Came To The Office And Interviewed Sweeney About Arthur Kade,” Philebrity.

Media, Entrepreneurship and Birth of a New Nation,” Huffington Post.

Attack the Block: laugh riot?,” The Boston Phoenix.

The Buzz 11/8/11,” The Root.

Fandom as Industrial Practice? Christian on The Real Girl’s Guide to Everything Else.” Symposium (Transformative Works).

Select Articles I’ve Written in the Press

The Best of Indie TV 2014Indiewire

The Diverse World of Web Drama, Indiewire

Why Views Don’t Matter for Indie Web Series, Indiewire

Best Drama Web Series of 2013, Indiwire

Best Comedy Web Series of 2013, Indiewire

Best Web Series of 2012Indiewire.

ALL ARTICLES from Indiewire

How YouTube Is Leaving Amateurs Behind,” Slate.


Can The New York Television Festival Get Past the Pilot?” Tubefilter.

ALL ARTICLES from Tubefilter

Buppies–and Tatyana Ali–Finds a Home on the Web,” Wall Street Journal, Speakeasy.

ALL ARTICLES from Wall Street Journal

Verizon Wireless Enrolls at Valemont U.” BusinessWeek.

A New Night Life Dawns in the Suburbs,” Washington Post.

MORE ARTICLES from The Washington Post

The New Black TV Guide,” The Root.

ALL ARTICLES from The Root

Online Attraction Grows Into Offline Love,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

MORE ARTICLES from Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Furstenberg on Why Fashion Matters,” Newsweek.

On Cable, Long Live the Anti-Hero,” Splice Today.

ALL ARTICLES from Splice Today

2010: The Year Gay TV Grew Up,” AfterElton.

ALL ARTICLES from AfterElton

Rise of the Black Network? Online and On-Air, Growing Alternatives to YouTube and BET,” Black Web 2.0.

Why TV Still Loves Books,” Sparksheet.

ALL ARTICLES from Sparksheet