The Institute for Information Policy at Penn State University and the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham University are pleased to announce this call for paper proposals in which diversity enhancement in broadband networks serves as the main theme. Authors of the selected papers will be invited to present and discuss them during a three day by-invitation-only experts workshop de-signed to bring together up to a dozen American and international experts and to be held at the Lincoln Center Campus of Fordham University in New York City. This workshop is part of a series of events fo-cused on “Making Policy Research Accessible,” organized by the IIP, with the support of the Ford Foun-dation.
Invited topics include, but are not limited to:
Changing concepts of diversity in the 21st century
Comparative notions of diversity and changing demographics
Defining and measuring the scope and desired outcomes of broadband diversity policy
Diversity, new media, social media, and opportunities on the Internet
Diversity and Internet entrepreneurship
Diversity and network neutrality
Diversity and community websites and media (e.g., community online newspapers)
Minorities embedded in major media enterprises in content creation and as performers
Cultural/linguistic/racial/gender/religious diversity – are they all being served?
The marketplace of ideas and diversity
Abstracts of up to 500 words and a short bio of the author(s) should be submitted to <mailto:email@example.com>firstname.lastname@example.org by February 10, 2011. Please write IIPDMCWS: YOUR NAME in the subject line. Accepted presenters will be notified by March 1, 2011.
Amit M. Schejter, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Studies
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Building 72, Room 586B
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Be’er Sheva, Israel
Co-director, Institute for Information Policy
The College of Communications
The Pennsylvania State University
Office: 314C Willard
Mail address: 115 Carnegie Building
University Park, PA 16802-5101