OTV | Open Television


Articles By Me

"How YouTube Blew It," Los Angeles Review of Books (excerpt of my book)

"Repealing Net Neutrality Will Kill the TV Revolution," Indiewire

"Why Hollywood Award Shows Are Failing Independent TV,IndieWire

"Repealing Net Neutrality Will Kill the TV Revolution,IndieWire

ALL ARTICLES from Indiewire

"How Brown Girls Become 2017's Indie TV Hit," Televisual

ALL ARTICLES from Televisual 

Featuring/Quoting Me


Scholar/producer to receive new honor, speaks on life goals,” Windy City Times

14 Chicagoans received $50,000 each to make a difference in the city. Here’s how they plan to spend the dough,” Chicago Tribune

'2 Queens in a Kitchen' highlights stories of queer POCs through food, recipes and lots of tea,” Chicago Tribune

The Chicago of Tomorrow: Thirty-three visions for the next city,” NewCity

Your Boring, Everyday Life Belongs on Social Media,” WIRED

Why Digital Publishers Like Vice and BuzzFeed Are Expanding From Small to Big Screens,” Adweek

25 New Faces of Indie Film: Aymar Jean Christian,” Filmmaker magazine

"Chicago web series Seeds is a love letter to black girls,RedEye (Chicago Tribune)

"Digital Media Professor Discusses “Possibilities, Challenges, And Histories” In New Book On Indie Web TV," Tubefilter

"Chicago-made web series to watch in 2018," Chicago Reader

"Film Leader of the Moment: Aymar Jean Christian,NewCity

"How HBO's Brown Girls Will Change Television," The Atlantic

"Communication professor’s platform Open TV provides launchpad for web series, helps land HBO deal," Daily Northwestern

"Open TV helps web series about queer people of color get HBO deal," Northwestern News

"SxSW #YoutubeSoBrown Panel Tackles Show Business, Empowerment," Colorlines

"Women of the Now advances Chicago as the center of intersectional media," Chicago Reader

Brown Girls is the Future of Television,” The Ringer

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

"MCA Hosts First Look at Subversive New Shows," Chicago Maroon

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

Why the definition of a 'hit' TV show has changed,” Christian Science Monitor

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 including interviews with Issa Rae, Numa Perrier, Ivan Askwith, Adam Goldman)

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

Black 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.

Reflecting on LGBT reflections in cinema,” Philadelphia Gay News.

Black Filmmakers and TV Producers Taking Control Through the Web,” Altanta Post.

Aymar Jean Christian, Web Series Critic-at-Large,Perks, the Musical blog.