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Webinar: Integrating Social Media into Journalism: Teaching and Practice

October 26, 2010
09:00AM - 10:30AM

Annenberg Hall at Temple University

The United Nations Development Programme, in conjunction with the Institute of Technology and Communication of Erbil in Iraq and the Center for Global Communication Studies, are coordinating a live Skype Seminar on Oct. 26th at 9 a.m. from Annenberg Hall (2020 N. 13th St) at Temple University’s School for Communication and Theater entitled “Integrating Social Media into Journalism: Teaching and Practice.” The Webinar seeks to present methods for integrating new media/social media into curriculum and practice within an Iraqi context.

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Internet Policy Lunch: Virtual Justice

November 4, 2010
12:00PM - 01:15PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 223

In Virtual Justice (Yale University Press 2010), Greg Lastowka illustrates the real legal dilemmas posed by virtual worlds. Presenting the most recent lawsuits and controversies, he explains how governments are responding to the chaos on the cyberspace frontier.

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Not in Service: Strategies Among West Africans in Spain to Minimize Transnational Obligations in the Age of the Cell Phone

November 5, 2010
12:00PM - 01:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

Ermitte St. Jacques is a National Science Foundation Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communication. She recently received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Florida.

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Elements of the ‘New Arab Public Sphere’: Young Jordanians in Cyberspace

November 10, 2010
12:00PM - 01:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

Lucy M. Abbott is a PhD candidate at the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) at Durham University, U.K. and will be spending the Fall 2010 semester with CGCS. As part of her PhD training, she studied Arabic at the University of Edinburgh and Kalimat Language Centre in Cairo, Egypt. She holds a BA (Hons) in Modern European Languages and a Master’s in International Relations (Middle East), also from Durham. Her research focuses on Arab countries’ contemporary experiences of mass media and politics from a theoretical perspective.

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Internet Policy Lunch: Internet Architecture and Innovation

December 9, 2010
12:00PM - 01:15PM

641 Hunstman Hall

Barbara van Schewick is an associate professor of law at Stanford Law School, an associate professor (by courtesy) of electrical engineering at Stanford’s Department of Electrical Engineering, and the faculty director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. Her research focuses on the economic, regulatory, and strategic implications of communication networks.

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Evaluating the Impact of Media Interventions in Conflict Countries

December 13, 2010 - December 17, 2010

Caux, Switzerland

The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Fondation Hirondelle, Internews Network, and the United States Institute of Peace are pleased to announce a gathering of experts to design guidelines for Evaluating the Impact of Media Interventions in Conflict Countries. The meeting will take place at the Caux Conference Center near Geneva, Switzerland from December 13 — 17, 2010. This will be an unprecedented effort — convening the world’s leading methodologists, funders, and implementers for 5 days of intensive collaboration — in response to the growing demands from funders for monitoring and evaluation data. For more information please click here.

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Evaluating the Impact of Media Interventions in Conflict Countries (with USIP, Fondation Hirondelle, Internews, Broadcasting Board of Governors)

December 13, 2010 - December 17, 2010

Unnamed Venue

An international group of media experts, media development professionals, international broadcasters, methodologists, NGOS, and government officials met in Caux, Switzerland from December 13 to December 17, 2010 to develop a shared set of approaches and best practices for identifying the role that media and information programs can and do play in conflict and post conflict countries.

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Internet Policy Lunch: A Discussion of Tim Wu’s The Master Switch (Part 1)

January 13, 2011
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

The first two meetings of the Internet and Media Policy lunchtime series will be devoted to an informal discussion of Tim Wu’s book, The Master Switch. The book surveys the history of American telecommunications and media industries. The discussion will focus on Wu’s methodology, his use of history, and his recommendations for the future. On January 13th, we will discuss the chapters on the telephone system and the film and television industries (parts 1-4).

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Internet Policy Lunch: A Discussion of Tim Wu’s The Master Switch (Part 2)

January 20, 2011
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

The first two meetings of the Internet and Media Policy lunchtime series will be devoted to an informal discussion of Tim Wu’s book, The Master Switch. The book surveys the history of American telecommunications and media industries. The discussion will focus on Wu’s methodology, his use of history, and his recommendations for the future. On the 20th, we will discuss the chapters on the internet (part 5).

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Visiting Scholar Discussion: The New Trend of Communication Studies in China

February 7, 2011
02:00PM - 03:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

Visiting Scholar Discussion with Guoming Yu: The New Trend of Communication Studies in China The talk will give a brief introduction of current trends in communication studies in China, including monitoring public opinions on the Internet, access and use of media, and media development indices. Professor Yu will also discuss the various methods he uses to to collect and analyse data including a system platform for monitoring public opinions, MRI experiments and other platforms. Professor Guoming Yu is Vice Dean of the Journalism and Communication School of Renmin University of China and director of the Public Opinion Studies Center of Renmin University. The Center does opinion research and polling in academic areas, and under Professor Yu’s direction has completed hundreds of projects for main-stream media and governments. Coffee and snacks will be provided.  Please RSVP by Friday, February 4 at 12pm

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