Digital Media and Human Capital in Rural America: Differentiating the role of Access, Skills, and Excessive Media Use for Educational Performance and Aspirations

Keith Hampton Digital Media and Human Capital in Rural America: Differentiating the role of Access, Skills, and Excessive Media Use for Educational Performance and Aspirations * Thursday, October 29th 3:30 - 4:45PM* https://utexas.zoom.us/s/99134691207

This presentation discusses implications for rural students’ access to human capital, and how the unequal relationship between digital skills and performance in the classroom and the SAT may perpetuate rural inequalities. After the talk concludes at 4:45, Keith will chat with interested grad students for an additional half hour about careers, research, professional development and more. He welcomes questions!

Keith N. Hampton is a professor in the Department of Media and Information, in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University, where he is also Associate Director for Academic Research at the Quello Center for Media and Information Policy, and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Sociology. Before joining the faculty at MSU, he held the position of Endowed Professor in Communication and Public Policy and Co-Chair of the Social Media & Society Cluster in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University; Assistant Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania; and Assistant Professor of Technology, Urban and Community Sociology & Class of '43 Chair in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. (Hons) in sociology from the University of Calgary.

Hosted by Global Media Industry Speaker Series.
Part of the Radio-Television-Film Media Studies Colloquium.

Thursday, October 29 at 3:30pm to 4:45pm

Virtual Event
Departments

Moody College of Communication, Journalism, Radio-Television-Film

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/77421...

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