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The James and Mary Quello Center
Department of
Media & Information
Michigan State University
Mission
The James and Mary Quello Center
seeks to conduct high-quality research
that will stimulate and inform debate on
m...
Continuity of a Pioneering Center:
• Arguably the First Endowed Center of its Kind (1998)
• ‘Center for Telecommunication ...
Evolving Directions, Topics and Team
• New Internet and Digital Age Focus
• Even More Multi- and Inter-disciplinary
• New ...
Research Team
Central Core of Researchers
• Bill Dutton, Internet Studies, Politics & Policy
• Bianca Reisdorf, Sociologis...
Media and Information Policy Issues
Problems (Privacy,
Freedom of Expression,
Inequalities)
Political-Social-
Institutiona...
Illustrative Research at the Quello Center
Innovation-led
• The Future of Mobile
• Wireless and Last Mile Access
Context-d...
Innovative Approaches, including:
Theoretical Perspectives:
• The Fifth Estate Conception of Power Shifts
• New Institutio...
MSU and WKAR 2016
FCC Spectrum Auction
MSU Auction WKAR TV ($206M)
MSU Keeps Spectrum, Partners with
Detroit Public Broadc...
Illustrative Reports and Publications
Bauer, J. M. and Dutton, W. H. (2015), ‘The New Cyber Security Agenda’,
for World Ba...
Internet and Social Media Outreach
Quello Blog http://quello.msu.edu
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/QuelloCenter/
Twitt...
Envisioning the Quello Center’s Future
Stimulate &
Inform Local
& Global
Debates
Increase Scale of
High-Quality,
Grant-Sup...
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Quello introduction

  1. 1. The James and Mary Quello Center Department of Media & Information Michigan State University
  2. 2. Mission The James and Mary Quello Center seeks to conduct high-quality research that will stimulate and inform debate on media, communication and information policy for our digital age.
  3. 3. Continuity of a Pioneering Center: • Arguably the First Endowed Center of its Kind (1998) • ‘Center for Telecommunication Management and Law’ • Founding Director, Prof Steve Wildman (1999-2014), FCC Chief Economist (2013) Maintaining Key Strategic Advantages: • FCC Commissioner James H. Quello’s Legacy (24 yrs) • Independence of Endowment via 200 Donors ($5M) • Exceptionally Strong Advisory Board • Ties to Department and College of ComArts & Sciences
  4. 4. Evolving Directions, Topics and Team • New Internet and Digital Age Focus • Even More Multi- and Inter-disciplinary • New Director, Bill Dutton, 2014 • New Researchers (Reisdorf, Shapiro & Yankelevich, 2015) • Additions to Advisory Board • Strategic Use of Internet and Social Media @QuelloCenter
  5. 5. Research Team Central Core of Researchers • Bill Dutton, Internet Studies, Politics & Policy • Bianca Reisdorf, Sociologist, Digital Inequalities • Mitch Shapiro, Communication Strategy • Aleksandr Yankelevich, Economist, Competition & Policy MSU Associates and Faculty, including: • Johannes Bauer, Economist, Media & Information • Adam Candeub, Center for IP and Communication Law • Thomas Jeitschko, Economics Department • Tongtong Li, Electrical Engineering • R. V. Rikard, Trifecta, Media & Information Colleagues Across US and Worldwide
  6. 6. Media and Information Policy Issues Problems (Privacy, Freedom of Expression, Inequalities) Political-Social- Institutional Contexts (Development, Cities, Households, Gov’t) Policies (Net Neutrality, Communication Act, Internet Governance) Innovations (IoTs, Wearables)
  7. 7. Illustrative Research at the Quello Center Innovation-led • The Future of Mobile • Wireless and Last Mile Access Context-driven • ICT4Detroit and Digital Inequalities in Michigan • WKAR Post Spectrum Auction Policy-based • Net Neutrality • Specialized Services & Competition Problem-based • The Rise of Internet Policy and the Fifth Estate • Multi-Stakeholder v Multi-Lateral Governance of the Internet
  8. 8. Innovative Approaches, including: Theoretical Perspectives: • The Fifth Estate Conception of Power Shifts • New Institutionalism Perspectives on Policy Processes • Zooming in on Inequalities (Urban (Detroit), Rural, Prisons) Empirically Anchored Approaches: • Multimodal Survey Designs for Detroit • National Broadband Availability Dataset • Case Study & Quasi-Experimental Insights on Network Neutrality • Going ‘Local’ such as Michigan Divides, Detroit & WKAR
  9. 9. MSU and WKAR 2016 FCC Spectrum Auction MSU Auction WKAR TV ($206M) MSU Keeps Spectrum, Partners with Detroit Public Broadcasting, Creates Opportunities for Innovative Research
  10. 10. Illustrative Reports and Publications Bauer, J. M. and Dutton, W. H. (2015), ‘The New Cyber Security Agenda’, for World Bank Development Report. Dutton, W.H. and Graham, M. (2014), Society and the Internet (Oxford University Press). Dutton, W. H. (2015), ‘Multistakeholder Governance?’, for World Bank Development Report Reisdorf, B. C., & Groselj, D. (2015). ‘Internet (non-) Use Types and Motivational Access: Implications for Digital Inequalities Research’, New Media & Society, Online First. Reisdorf, B. C., & Jewkes, Y. (2016). ‘(B)Locked Sites: Cases of Internet Use in Three British Prisons’, Information, Communication & Society, 1-16. UNESCO (2015), Keystones to Foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies. Paris: UNESCO.
  11. 11. Internet and Social Media Outreach Quello Blog http://quello.msu.edu Facebook https://www.facebook.com/QuelloCenter/ Twitter @QuelloCenter Paper Series at SSRN, Publications, and Videos at Vimeo News Via Constant Contact Quello Lectures, Seminars, and Speaking Engagements
  12. 12. Envisioning the Quello Center’s Future Stimulate & Inform Local & Global Debates Increase Scale of High-Quality, Grant-Supported Research Local-Global Research Addressing Global Issues Collaborative Hub for Communication Policy Research Question Taken- for-Granted Assumptions
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