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How To Value Television

How To Value Television

How do we value television? It depends who you ask. Ask advertisers, and they’ll talk  CPMs and ROI. Ask network executives, they’ll talk ratings. Ask fans, they’ll rave about their favorite shows or genres. Ask producers, they’ll assess the craft of storytelling. What connects these stakeholders? Over the past year I’ve come to think distribution is [...]

November 27, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Indie TV Innovation Series 1

Talking Web TV With USC’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship

Talking Web TV With USC’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship

Full post at USC. Earlier this month the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism presented a Research Seminar with Aymar Jean Christian, assistant professor of communication in the Media, Technology and Society program at Northwestern University. Christian discussed his tentatively titled manuscript, Off the Line: Independent Television and the Expansion of the Creative Economy, [...]

March 26, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 0

CUNY TV Profiles New York Web Series Production

CUNY TV Profiles New York Web Series Production

Local New York station CUNY TV did a report on black web series production in the city, focusing on Tony Clomax’s 12 Steps to Recovery. I give some context as to why minority producers are taking to the web about halfway through the clip above. [...]

April 19, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 0

Article in Print: Tracking Sci-Fi Web Shows

Article in Print: Tracking Sci-Fi Web Shows

In the latest issue of Bitch, I expand on a blog post I wrote awhile ago about sci-fi web series by and about people of color. The article is only in print, but you can buy a digital edition for $5 on the magazine’s website by clicking here (or for $6 you can order a physical [...]

April 18, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian News and Updates 1

New York Times, Myself on “Precious”

New York Times, Myself on “Precious”

The New York Times has a great little article out on the debate  over Precious, over whether or not it’s a responsible representation of black people. Felicia Lee asked for my opinion, based on an essay written for this blog: Aymar Jean Christian, a doctoral student in communications at the University of Pennsylvania said he found [...]

November 21, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 6

My Interview with NPR /WBUR on Black Web Series

My Interview with NPR /WBUR on Black Web Series

Thank you to producer Kevin Sullivan and host Robin Young for granting me a chance to talk about Buppies, black web series and web series in general for their show Here and Now! And thank you to Aaliyah Williams, Buppies producer for doing the show and granting me an interview weeks ago. Click the photo [...]

November 17, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0

Black Television on the Web Gets More Coverage

Black Television on the Web Gets More Coverage

The premiere of Buppies in two weeks seems to have captured a small bit of media attention! I’d like to think my article in The Root, probably the first on the issue, had a little something to do with it, and I’m glad to be researching a topic so fresh. (For my list of black [...]

November 15, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1

Me on Jezebel, or “Women Who Don’t Work”

Me on Jezebel, or “Women Who Don’t Work”

So Jezebel has done a riff on my article in Splice Today (“The Death of the Working Woman?”), and cited it again in another post this week! Thanks, Jezebel! To be honest, the article was not my finest work. I was merely reacting to some personal observations: there are a lot of productive, innovative and [...]

October 8, 2009 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 0