ICA 2021 Post-conference

ICA 2021 Post-conference

Problems of digital exclusion have traditionally been associated with lack of access to technology. Increasingly digital exclusion also emerges with the active agency of state and corporate institutions using AI, smart city infrastructures, surveillance systems and...
New Disinformation Research

New Disinformation Research

Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election has expanded discussions about the role of misinformation in politics as well as people’s information behavior. While many studies have been conducted to unravel the strategies and impacts of the Russian IRA’s...
New Media in the International Context: Global Fusion 2019

New Media in the International Context: Global Fusion 2019

Organized and hosted by graduate students from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film, this year’s Global Fusion Conference took place in Austin, Texas, from Friday, October 25th to Sunday, October 27th, in the Belo Center for New Media....
Library Hotspot Lending:  Report to the Tocker Foundation

Library Hotspot Lending: Report to the Tocker Foundation

Based on our work with libraries in in other parts of the country (see: NYPL Hotspot Assessment and IMLS Rural Hotspots), we wanted to partner with Texas libraries in to pilot hotspot programs. We believe libraries, as anchor institutions, have an outsize role to play...
TIPI Team Travels to TPRC 47

TIPI Team Travels to TPRC 47

TIPI awarded Richelle Crotty a travel fellowship to TRPC47 to present her poster: Fallow Fields or Unyielding Potential? An Examination of EBS Proposed Rulemaking Comments and the Public Interest. Abstract Regulatory frameworks are in place that fund the distribution...
Scoping New Policy Frameworks for Local Broadband Networks

Scoping New Policy Frameworks for Local Broadband Networks

Sharon Strover, Martin J. Riedl and Selena Dickey submitted a paper to TPRC47: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy. The paper is an outgrowth of the TIPI’s Facebook Community Networks project. The team will present on Friday,...
Report: Digital Inclusion in Austin

Report: Digital Inclusion in Austin

A team of researchers under the supervision of professors Joseph Straubhaar and Sharon Strover conducted the Austin Digital Assessment Survey for the City of Austin to assess internet usage in Austin. The team sent 11,000 surveys to random Austin addresses and...