Reports and TIPI Newsletters

Policy Briefs

Children and the Internet: Parental Concerns and Internet Site Data
Dr. Sharon Strover, Ellen Wartella, Pat Stout, & Jef Richards
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Libraries in a Networked Texas
Dr. Philip Doty
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Rural Implications of H.R. 1542: The Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act of 2001 – A RUPRI Policy Brief
Dr. Sharon Strover
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Full Reports

2016

Beyond Rural Walls: A scholars' conversation about rural and urban spaces

Sharon Strover was part of the panel that explored the following questions:

1/ Does broadband enable economic and other benefits? 2/ As rural and urban relationships are explored, how is "rural" defined? 3/ What are the interdependencies between rural and urban spaces? 4/ What challenges do rural areas face? 5/ How does rural broadband deployment enable benefits that accrue to both rural and urban areas?

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2015

Mediatizing the network model of social capital: Network diversity, media use, and cultural knowledge along and across ethnic boundaries
Dr. Wenhong Chen
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Brokering new technologies: The role of children in their parents' use of the Internet
Teresa Correa, Dr. Joe Straubhaar, Dr. Wenhong Chen & Jeremiah Spence
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2014

Broadband's contribution to economic growth in rural areas: Moving towards a causal relationship
Brian Whitacre, Roberto Gallardo, & Dr. Sharon Strover
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Does rural broadband impact jobs and income? Evidence from spatial and first-differenced regressions
Brian Whitacre, Roberto Gallardo, & Dr. Sharon Strover
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Facebook or Renren? A comparative study of social networking site use and social capital among Chinese international students in the United States
Xiaoqian Li & Dr. Wenhong Chen
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Getting a second opinion: Social capital, digital inequalities, and health information repertoires
Dr. Wenhong Chen, Kye-Hyoung Lee, Dr. Joe Straubhaar, & Jeremiah Spence
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Taking stock, moving forward: The Internet, social networks, and civic engagement in Chinese societies
Dr. Wenhong Chen
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More Than Search? Informational and Participatory eHealth Behaviors
Dr. Wenhong Chen
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2013

Rural Broadband Availability and Adoption: Evidence, Policy Challenges, and Options
Dr. Sharon Strover, Brian Whitacre, & Robert Gallardo
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2012

The bumpy path of technological transformation: digital inclusion
Dr. Sharon Strover
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Digital Divide: Navigating the Digital Edge
Dr. S. Craig Watkins
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Immersive television and the on-demand audience
Dr. Sharon Strover & William Moner
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ImTV: Towards an Immersive TV experience 
Dr. João Magalhães, Dr. Sharon Strover, Dr. Teresa Chambel, Dr. Paula Viana, Dr. Teresa Andrade, Dr. Luis Francisco-Revilla, Dr. Flávio Martins, & Dr. Nuno Correia
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Media Literacy in Multiple Contexts
Dr. Alfonso Gutiérrez Martín & Kathleen Tyner
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2011

The Austin Internet and Global Citizens Project
Dr. Joseph Straubhaar, Dr. Wenhong Chen, Jeremiah Spence, Teresa Correa, & Dr. Nádie Machado-Spence
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Environmental Website Production: A Structuration Approach
Dr. Laura Stein
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Scholars' Roundtable: The Effects of Expanding Broadband to Rural Areas 
Dr. Sharon Strover
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2010

Chindia in the context of emerging cultural and media powers
Dr. Joseph Straubhaar
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Encountering "Difference" in the Contemporary Public Sphere: The Contribution of the Internet to the Heterogeneity of Political Discussion Networks
Jennifer Brundidge
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Global, Hybrid or Multiple? Cultural Identities in the Age of Satellite TV and the Internet
Dr. Joseph Straubhaar
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Political Discussion and News Use in the Contemporary Public Sphere: The "Accessibility" And “Traversability” of The Internet
Jennifer Brundidge
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Political Participation and Ideological News Online: Mobilization and Demobilization in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Cycle
Jennifer Brundidge, Kelly Garrett, Hernando Rojas, &Homero Gil de Zúñiga
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Toward a Theory of Citizen Interface with Political Discussion and News in the
Contemporary Public Sphere

Jennifer Brundidge
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2009

America’s Forgotten Challenge: Rural Access
Dr. Sharon Strover
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2008

Digital literacies: Tracing the implications for learners and learning
Kathleen Tyner (Breaking out and fitting in: Strategic uses of digital literacy)
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2005

Multiple Proximities Between Television Genres and Audiences: The Schism between Telenovelas’ Global Distribution and Local Consumption
Dr. Antonio C. La Pastina & Dr. Joseph D. Straubhaar
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Wi-Fi’s Promise and Broadband Divides: Reconfiguring Public Internet Access in Austin, Texas
Martha Fuentes-Batista & Nobuya Inagaki
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2003

Digital Games in Education and Training: A Bibliography
Dr. Sharon Strover, & Erich Pelletier
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Implementing Voice Over IP Telephony in 2-1-1 Call Centers
Carolyn Cunningham, Dr. Sharon Strover, & Stephen Hall
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Local Services and Broadband Telecommunications Competition in Texas, Missouri, and Kansas
Dr. Patrick Burkhart, Dr. Sharon Strover, Holly Custard, Carolyn Cunningham, & Russell McDowell
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A Report on the Status of Wireless Access to 2-1-1
Dr. Sharon Strover & Carolyn Cunningham
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The Social Shaping of the Internet From Below: NGOs and government’s roles in Internet Development in Brazil and Peru
Marta Fuentes-Batista, Dr. Joseph Straubhaar, & Jeremiah Spence
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“2-1-1 State by State:” A Periodic Report on the National Implementation of Three-Digit Accessed Telephone Information and Referral Services Carolyn Cunningham, Erich Pelletier, & Dr. Sharon Strover
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2002

Community Networking in Texas: An Interim Evaluation Report for the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board
Dr. Jody Waters, Dr. Sharon Strover, Gary Chapman, Carolyn Cunningham, Holly Custard & Chris Lucas
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Links to the Future: Information and Telecommunications Technology and Economic Development in the Appalachian Region (Executive Summary)
Dr. Michael Oden, Dr. Sharon Strover, Nobuya Inagaki, Martha Arosemena, Jeremy Gustafson & Chris Lucas
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Telecommunications and 211: A Primer
Dr. Sharon Strover & Erich Pelletier
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“211 State by State:" A Periodic Report on the National Implementation of Three Digit-Accessed Telephone Information and Referral Services
Dr. Sharon Strover & Erich Pelletier
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2001

Access Television and Grassroots Political Communication in the United States
Laura Stein
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Evaluating the Community Technology Training Program at Reagan and Travis High Schools
Dr. Sharon Strover, Dr. Joseph Straubhaar, & Zeynep Tufekcioglu
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Information and Telecommunications Technology and Economic Development: Findings from the Appalachian Region (Executive Summary)
Dr. Michael Oden, Dr. Sharon Strover, Nobuya Inagaki, Martha Arosemena, Jeremy Gustafson & Chris Lucas
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Technologies of Liberation and Consumption: Shifting Discourses Surrounding the Internet
Karen Gustafson
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"211 State by State:" A Periodic Report on the National Implementation of Three Digit-Accessed Telephone Information and Referral Services Dr. Sharon Strover, Erich Pelletier
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2000

Aspects of Internet Use in Texas
Dr. Sharon Strover
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E-Government Services and Computer and Internet Use in Texas
Dr. Sharon Strover & Dr. Joseph Straubhaar
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Freedom of Information in the United States: Historical Foundations and Current Trends
Dr. Philip Doty
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Improving Public Internet Access in Brazil: Moving Beyond Connectivity
Martha Fuentes-Batista & Dr. Joseph Straubhaar
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Structuring Access: The Role of Public Access Centers in the "Digital Divide"
Dr. Joseph Straubhaar, Dr. Antonio LaPastina, Becky Lentz, Stan Main, & Julie Taylor
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1999

Emerging Issues in the International Telecommunications and Information Environment: Research Topics (TIPI International White Paper)
Nobuya Inagaki & Romi Mahajan
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Telecommunications Infrastructure Development: The Evolving State and Local Role in the United States
Dr. Sharon Strover & Lon Berquist
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Rural Internet Connectivity
Dr. Sharon Strover
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1998

Children’s Sexual Assault Telemedicine Program Assessment (abbreviated)
Dr. Sharon Strover, Becky Lentz
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Democratic "Talk," Access Television and Participatory Political Communication
Laura Stein
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The Texas Telecommunications Review: Building a Networked Texas
Dr. Sharon Strover, et al
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1997

Comprehensive Bibliography on Information Society Literature
Dr. Sharon Strover & Dr. Stana Martin
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