Jennifer Holt

Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies

Curriculum Vitae

2004 Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles


2421 Social Sciences & Media Studies



Media Industry Studies, Regulation
and Policy, Television History and Criticism,
Digital Media


Jennifer Holt specializes in the areas of media industry studies, policy and regulation, and digital media. Her courses include Media Historiography, Media Industries, and The Future of Media. Holt's current research looks at digital distribution and policies related to cloud storage and digital media infrastructure. She has published articles in various journals and anthologies including Cinema Journal, Journal of Information Policy, Moving Data, and Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures. She is the co-editor of Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method (Blackwell, 2009); Connected Viewing (Routledge, 2014); and Distribution Revolution (UC Press, 2014). Holt is also author of Empires of Entertainment (Rutgers UP, 2011), which examines deregulation and media conglomeration from the Reagan era through the Comcast-NBC Universal merger. She is former Director of the Carsey-Wolf Center's Media Industries Project and a founding member of the editorial collective for the Media Industries journal.

Distribution Revolution:
Conversations about the Digital Future of Film and Television

by Michael Curtin (Editor), Jennifer Holt (Editor), and Kevin Sanson (Editor)

UC Press
September 2014

Table of Contents

Connected Viewing:
Selling, Streaming, & Sharing Media
in the Digital Age

by Jennifer Holt (Editor), Kevin Sanson (Editor)


Table of Contents

Media Industries:
History, Theory, and Method

by Jennifer Holt (Editor), Alisa Perren (Editor)


Table of Contents

Empires of Entertainment

by Jennifer Holt
Rutgers University Press