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Friday, January 29th

Jeffrey Cole – Research Projects at the center for the Digital Future

12:00 pm - 1:20 pm,

Join us on January 29th @ 12:00 pm PST for Jeffrey Cole’s overview of the research projects at the Center of the Digital Future.   
Jeffrey Cole, director of the Center of the Digital Future (https://www.digitalcenter.org) will outline current research coming out of the Center. The session will focus on:
1. The World Internet Project (WIP) Our 21 year and continuing tracking of digital in over 30 countries
2. Our about to be launched 5-year Covid Reset Project…. Read More » “Jeffrey Cole – Research Projects at the center for the Digital Future”

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How far is California from high-speed broadband Internet for all?

As part of the Connected Communities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG), a new study examines how far is CA from the goal of making 100Mbps broadband available to all as laid out by Governor Gavin Newsom in August 2020. The study also discusses the broadband proposals (AB-14 and SB-4) currently before the CA legislature.

Among the key study findings are:

The vast majority of Californians (94.2%) live in census blocks where residential broadband services with advertised speeds of at least 100/10Mbps are offered,… Read More » “How far is California from high-speed broadband Internet for all?”

2020 NCA Convention: ARNIC Student Presentations

Congrats to students who did a wonderful job delivering their work at the virtual 106th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association:

Sierra Bray“Rigidity Means Death:” Grappling with Academic Identity and Seeking Justice at the Crossroads of Feminist Scholarship and Experimental Methods

Sierra Bray, Olivia González, Building bonds, breaking barriers: Examining the impact of support networks on women’s professional socialization in doctoral STEM programs

Ho-Chun Herbert Chang,Read More » “2020 NCA Convention: ARNIC Student Presentations”

Employment and Gender Digital Divide in Latin America

Congrats to ARNIC’s director Professor Hernan Galperin for his new publication in the Spanish-language journal Revista Latinoamericana de Economia y Sociedad Digital. The paper is titled “Employment and the Gender Digital Divide in Latin America: A Decomposition Analysis”.

The original publication in Spanish can be found here, and an English-language pre-publication version is available here.

ABSTRACT There is a vast literature that examines the determinants of the gender digital gap in developing countries and puts forth policy recommendations to mitigate it…. Read More » “Employment and Gender Digital Divide in Latin America”

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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”