Fred williams ica-2012

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Bill Dutton's presentation on the contributions of Fred Williams, founding Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.

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Fred williams ica-2012

  1. 1. The Communication Revolution and the Field: Fred Williams Bill Dutton Oxford Internet Institute University of OxfordPrepared for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the International CommunicationAssociation (ICA), Phoenix, Arizona, 25 May 2012.
  2. 2. Fred Williams, Aimee Dorr, and Bill Dutton in 1981
  3. 3. Leading the Field in the Study of NewMedia and the Communication RevolutionFounding Dean of the Annenberg Schoolof Communication at USC: Founded onthe Study of ‘New Media’ in 19741974 – Syracuse ‘School of Information Studies’1985 – UK’s PICT Programme1996 – U-M ‘School of Information’1998 – Harvard’s Berkman Center2000 – AoIR’s first conference2001 – Oxford Internet Institute
  4. 4. Thought Leader on the Convergence ofInformation and CommunicationTechnologies, such as the InternetFrederick Williams (1982) TheCommunications Revolution. BeverlyHills: Sage.‘Frederick Williams first identified thesecond concentration [of innovations] inhis book …’ – van Dijk, J. (2012) TheNetwork Society, 3rd Edition. Sage.

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