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Myria Georgiou speaks to ARNIC on the “refugee crisis” in the European press

This week ARNIC welcomed Dr Myria Georgiou to speak to members about her research team’s work on coverage of the “refugee crisis” in European press.
Dr Georgiou is a visiting scholar at USC Annenberg this year and is currently working on two projects: a book on life in the digital city and a new project on the digital making of the city of refuge (funded by the Rockefeller Foundation). She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Communications,… Read More » “Myria Georgiou speaks to ARNIC on the “refugee crisis” in the European press”

Matthew Rantanen speaks to ARNIC seminar on wireless networking in tribal communities

Matthew R. Rantanen is the Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA) and Director of the Tribal Digital Village (TDVNet) Network/Initiative that was started in 2001 designing and deploying wireless networking to support the tribal communities of Southern California.
Matthew, of Finnish, Cree Indian, and Norwegian decent, has been described as a “cyber warrior for community networking.” He is an advocate for net-neutrality, broadband for everyone, and opening more spectrum for public consumption,… Read More » “Matthew Rantanen speaks to ARNIC seminar on wireless networking in tribal communities”

ARNIC attends the Ford and Hewlett Foundation ‘Digital Disinformation and Political Polarization’ Scholars Convening

Last week ARNIC members attended a convening organized by the Ford and Hewlett foundations on ‘Digital Disinformation and Political Polarization.’ The meeting bought together researchers from across the country to discuss the research gaps, data needs and real-world application of scholarship into disinformation and political conversation.
Also in attendance were representatives from several top social media platforms including Facebook, Reddit and Twitter. The convening gave researchers the chance to connect with platforms to seek out future partnerships aimed at better understanding the proliferation of ‘fake news’ and the rise of digital disinformation…. Read More » “ARNIC attends the Ford and Hewlett Foundation ‘Digital Disinformation and Political Polarization’ Scholars Convening”

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Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup

This week we are putting the spotlight on second year Communication PhD student Anna Loup. Anna has been an active member of ARNIC for several years and is currently working on some very exciting research projects!

Name: Anna Loup
General research interests: My interests are currently focused on researching the underlying critical infrastructures that enable and maintain digital communication technologies. I am predominantly interested in the power structures inherent in how these critical infrastructure systems are developed,… Read More » “Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup”

Broadband: We must do better

(This article was originally published on The Conversation)
 
By Hernan Galperin, François Bar and Annette M. Kim
 
Los Angeles is home to some of the most creative people and businesses in the planet. Our filmmakers, musicians, visual artists, software engineers and scientists entertain the world and push the knowledge frontier forward. Their process is often a mystery, but their tools are not. Underpinning their intellectual pursuit is broadband Internet access, which fosters creativity and innovation by enabling access to information and supporting collaborative work…. Read More » “Broadband: We must do better”

Women-Owned SMEs and Trade: More than Just an Elephant in the Room

Among the conceivably infinite social and economic effects of the internet is the rise of women-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. For over thirty years, donor and international aid programs have invested heavily to help women in developing countries build and grow microenterprises, the business context in which the terms “woman” and “entrepreneur” have until recently been linked.
As a result of labor exploitation, human deprivation, illicit markets and the wealth disparities that have ensued from globalization,… Read More » “Women-Owned SMEs and Trade: More than Just an Elephant in the Room”