In an interview with Zulkey magazine, Emily Nussbaum, who writes about television shows for The New Yorker discussed the changes with the medium. For one, she says that "overall, technology has made all the difference. Tivo and DVDs turned TV into something you could collect and re-watch." In addition, she mentions that the writers who cover television changed over time, noting that:
in the past there were two main kinds of official TV writers: buzz-oriented entertainment reporters, and then your more literary writers who were slumming. There's a whole new school of writers now, all of whom take TV seriously as their central subject. Obviously, people vary a lot in their tastes, but I'd say that it's a group of critics who aren't interested in the old defensive/condescending approach to the medium, or in endless comparisons to movies and books, and who are trying to forge new ways to talk about television as its own fantastic thing.So for Nussbaum, the major changes have related to technology and approaches of writers. What would you say about your own field? That is, in your view, what has been one of the most notable changes in your field of study? What makes that change notable?