CETF-USC Statewide Broadband Adoption Survey

Since 2008, the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) has administered a statewide survey that seeks to assess California’s progress towards closing the digital divide in broadband connectivity across the state. Over the years, the results have shown a steady increase in broadband adoption, though the gains have been unequal across regions and subpopulations. Under a…

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TPRC48: ARNIC Faculty & Student Presentations

We are pleased to announce that a number of works by ARNIC faculty and students will be presented at The 48th Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy: Divergences in Procedural Accountability: Comparative Analysis on Social Media Political Speech Regulation in the United States, Germany, South Korea, and Taiwan by So Yun Ahn, Jeeyun Sophia…

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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…

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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…

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Doctoral student Hoan Nguyen awarded top student paper

Congratulations to our own Hoan Nguyen who has won the student paper prize awarded by the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) for her paper “ICTs Use for Mitigating Social Exclusion in the Lives of Homeless Women”. The paper, which is part of the Connected Skid Row Project, examines the role digital technology plays in countering…

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Mapping the distance learning gap in CA

We are pleased to announce the release of a new Connected Communities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) report that examines the ability of K-12 students in California to engage in distance learning based on the availability of an internet-connected computer at home. This follows the release of previous report that focused on families in Los Angeles…

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COVID-19 and the Distance Learning Gap

As schools across the country transition to distance learning due to the COVID-19 crisis, a new Connected Communities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) report documents the extent of the distance learning gap in Los Angeles County. The distance learning gap refers to the gap between students living in households with high-speed Internet and a desktop or…

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Rachel Moran Accepts a Postdoc Fellowship

Congrats to our very own Rachel Moran for accepting a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Knight Foundation at the University of Washington! She will be researching at the Center for an Informed Public. For more information about the Center, please see the following link: https://www.cip.uw.edu/. We wish you all the best Rachel!

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