Tianshu Sun (USC Marshall) joins ARNIC to discuss friendship formation in social networks

By Sierra Bray / November 16, 2018

On November 8, Dr. Tianshu Sun (University of Southern California Marshall School of Business) joined ARNIC as the guest speaker during our lunchtime seminar. Dr. Sun gave a talk titled, “Displaying Things in Common to Encourage Friendship Formation.” Specifically, Dr. Sun spoke about friendship formation on social platforms, specifically whether and how displaying things in common (TIC) between…

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ARNIC member Matthew Bui writes blog post for the Aspen Institute

By Sierra Bray / November 8, 2018

Matthew Bui, ARNIC member and fourth-year  Ph.D. student in Annenberg School of Communication, contributed a blog post to the Aspen Institute’s Communication & Society Program site based on his experiences as the 2018 Guest Scholar. In his blog post, Bui notes that the Aspen Institute’s Communications and Society (C&S) Program “gathers a wide array of…

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New policy brief on broadband competition in LA county

By Hernan Galperin / October 17, 2018

A new policy brief has been published as part of the Connected Communities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) project, along with an interactive mapping tool. The findings indicate that broadband competition remains weak throughout LA County. While the share of residents able to choose between two or more competitors increased in 2016, about half still lacked choice…

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James E. Prieger visits ARNIC to discuss mobile broadband use among racial minorities

By Sierra Bray / October 16, 2018

On October 18th, ARNIC welcomed guest speaker Dr. James E. Prieger, who discussed “The promise of mobile broadband for minority communities.” Dr. Prieger is an economist specializing in regulatory economics, industrial organization, economics of illicit markets, and applied econometrics. He is a Professor at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy. Dr. Prieger has written for…

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Congratulations to several ARNIC members for recent publications!

By Sierra Bray / October 5, 2018

In the past few months, several of our student ARNIC members have written publications that have been accepted into esteemed academic journals. Please join us in congratulating these scholars! Arul Chib (PhD 2007) & Hoan Nguyen (Annenberg Doctoral Student), “Essentialist Identities as Resistance to Immobilities: Communicative Mobilities of Vietnamese Foreign Brides in Singapore,” International Journal of Communication. Nathaniel Ming Curran, (Annenberg Doctoral…

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Hernán Galperin to Moderate Panel at Mobile World Congress Americas

By Sierra Bray / September 10, 2018

Hernán Galperin (Research Associate Professor at USC Annenberg School of Communication) will be moderating a panel at the Mobile World Congress Americas—the biggest telecommunications industry event worldwide. The conference takes place in Los Angeles from September 12-14. Dr. Galperin will be spearheading the panel as part of the Latin American Media & Convergent Services Summit. His…

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ARNIC Welcomes Dr. Michael L. Best to Discuss ICTD Research

By Sierra Bray / September 7, 2018

On September 4th, ARNIC kicked off the academic year with speaker Dr. Michael L. Best, who spoke on topics surrounding ICTD (information and communication technology and development) research. Dr. Best is an associate professor with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where he…

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ARNIC members to be awarded Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award at TPRC

By Rachel Moran / June 29, 2018

ARNIC members Matthew Bui and Rachel Moran will be awarded the Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award at this year’s TPRC. Their paper “Race, Ethnicity, and Issues of Digital Access and Representation: Centering Communities of Color and their Concerns in Internet Issues” was selected by the TPRC panel for the award and will be presented at…

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Congratulations to ARNIC members Drs. Nathalie Marechal and Nahoi Koo – our latest PhD graduates!

By Rachel Moran / May 1, 2018

Nathalie successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on April 30th.  Her committee members were Professors Christina Dunbar-Hester, Patrick James (POIR), Shawn Powers (Georgia State Univ.), and Patricia Riley (Chair). Nathalie’s dissertation title is “Use Signal, Use Tor? The Political Economy of Digital Rights Technology.” Nahoi successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on May 1st.  Her committee members were Professors…

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Congratulations to ARNIC member Dr Shabnam Shalizi – our latest PhD graduate!

By Rachel Moran / April 20, 2018

Shabnam successfully defended her dissertation on April 19th.  Her committee members were Professors Jonathan Aronson, Manuel Castells (Chair), Nick Cull, and Peter Robertson (Price School).  Shabnam’s dissertation title is “The Missing Link in Global Value Chains: Women-Owned SME’s in Emerging Markets.” Congratulations Dr. Shalizi – we look forward to following your career!

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