Ellen Helsper, visiting researcher at ARNIC Fall 2017

Dr Ellen Helsper is Associate Professor in the Media and Communications Department at the LSE. Her current research interests include the links between social and digital inequalities; exclusion from and within digital spaces; mediated interpersonal communication; and methodological innovation in quantitative and qualitative media and communications research.
At the moment she is involved in the From Digital Skills to Tangible Outcomes; the Network Effects in Digital Inequalities and the Global Kids Online projects. She consults widely for governments,… Read More » “Ellen Helsper, visiting researcher at ARNIC Fall 2017”

2017 APrIGF key takeaway

 
I was lucky enough to be selected as a Fellow in 2017 APrIGF. While pursuing my master degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science, my training and examination are more westernized and theory-oriented. I have always been seeking for opportunities to learn from practical experiences with an Asian focus. APrIGF seems a great place to have a better understanding of internet governance.
2017 APrIGF had four big themes which are
(1) Accessibility and Diversity of the Internet Access,… Read More » “2017 APrIGF key takeaway”

Findings from CCIG project featured in LA Weekly

The findings from our recently released Policy Brief #2Mapping digital exclusion in Los Angeles County are featured in this LA Weekly article. The policy brief is part of the Connected Cities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) project, a collaboration between the USC Annenberg Research Network for International Communication (ARNIC) and the USC Price Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB). We have also fixed some glitches to our interactive mapping tool which is now fully operational…. Read More » “Findings from CCIG project featured in LA Weekly”

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New book– Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance

Jonathan Aronson and Peter Cowhey’s new book Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance was published by Oxford University Press on July 31st.  Ambassador William Kennard, former FCC Chair and U.S. Ambassador to the EU described Digital DNA as “a compelling, comprehensive and pragmatic framework for governance of global digital markets.”  Former U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky added that Digital DNA  offers “a framework that propels innovation and economic growth,… Read More » “New book– Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance”

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Mapping digital exclusion in Los Angeles County

The Connected Cities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) project, a collaboration between the USC Annenberg Research Network for International Communication (ARNIC) and the USC Price Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB), has released its Policy Brief #2: Mapping digital exclusion in Los Angeles County.
The policy brief maps the social and geographical contours of digital exclusion in Los Angeles County. The focus is on home broadband, which refers to the adoption of residential Internet services, regardless of access technology or devices used. … Read More » “Mapping digital exclusion in Los Angeles County”

Marechal’s June publications

Nathalie Maréchal (ABD) had her essay, “Making sense of information power and the new information warfare,” published in theInternational Journal of Communication. The essay reviews new books by Monroe Price (2015) and Madeline Carr (2016).
Maréchal and Sarah T. Roberts (UCLA) had their blog post, “How ICT companies operate vis-à-vis human rights issues and the repertoire of company-oriented advocacy,” published by the Internet Policy Observatory at the University of Pennsylvania…. Read More » “Marechal’s June publications”

Tech4Good Panel

On the evening of April 12th, ARNIC hosted a digital divide panel for the Los Angeles members of the Tech4Good network.  During this event, PhD student Matthew Bui and Professor Hernan Galperin, among others, shared about their recent successes and lessons in attempting to address issues of the digital divide. Bui and Galperin shared figures and tables from the Connected Cities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) project and invited participants to explore an interactive broadband mapping tool,… Read More » “Tech4Good Panel”

Internet for All Now Act, CA Assembly Bill 1665

Dr. Barbara O’Connor and other Internet For All Now proponents, are currently urging legislators to approve and implement the Internet for All Now Act, Assembly Bill 1665, in order to “continue the California Advanced Services Fund to support broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas, and promote broadband to assist low-income households get online.”  This bill aims to address key digital divide issues that disproportionately impact socially disadvantaged populations.
“Given the potential for technology to provide equality in access to information,… Read More » “Internet for All Now Act, CA Assembly Bill 1665”

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CIDE Press publishes edited book by Prof. Hernan Galperin

A new edited book by Prof. Hernan Galperin has just been published by CIDE Press. The book, titled Internet y pobreza: Evidencia y nuevas líneas de investigación para América Latina (or, Internet and Poverty: Evidence and New Research Direction for Latin America), explores the theory and existing evidence about the potential of Internet access to mitigate poverty and improve livelihoods in the region. The English version of the book is available online…. Read More » “CIDE Press publishes edited book by Prof. Hernan Galperin”