Pete Johnson

Peter Arne Johnson is a PhD candidate in media studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Pete's current research focuses on U.S. film and television history, media industry studies, technology, and media finance. His dissertation addresses the development of deficit financing in the U.S. television industry between the 1950s and the 2010s and considers the cultural and performative dimensions of media economics and management. His work has been published in Democratic Communiqué, The New Review of Film and Television Studies, and Media Industries Journal. He holds a BS in Business Administration and an MFA in Film & Television Studies from Boston University, where he wrote a thesis on the financialization of television.

Areas of Interest: Media industries, U.S. television and film history, political economy, media management, financialization, and digital distribution.