About the Author

Jennifer Holt

E-Mail: jholt@filmandmedia.ucsb.edu

Jennifer Holt is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Fellow with the Center for Democracy & Technology in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Empires of Entertainment (Rutgers UP, 2011) and co-editor of Distribution Revolution (University of California Press, 2014); Connected Viewing: Selling, Streaming & Sharing Media in the Digital Age (Routledge, 2013); and Media Industries: History, Theory, Method (Blackwell, 2009). Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Cinema Journal, Journal of Information Policy, Moving Data, and Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures.

Contributions by Author: Jennifer Holt

Data Troubles

Digital Distribution in the Platform Economy

The landscape of digital distribution has presented “data troubles” of all varieties for the media industries. As we collectively develop new paradigms for understanding how distribution works in a global, digital ecosystem of connected viewing, the market for film and television content has become increasingly imbricated with the international circulation and trade of data. And for content providers, even as distinctions between screen industries are rapidly eroding in the […]