Tag Archives: digital inclusion

Charlotte’s Broadband Deserts Reflect a Familiar Pattern

If you live or work in Charlotte, there's a distinct possibility your broadband access is less than satisfactory. But you have options. A familiar wedge-and-crescent pattern of economic inequality also applies to broadband internet connections, slowing down access to development and educational opportunities in wide swaths of the city. Data from the Federal Communications Commission [...]

Queens Students Work with Google Fiber to Empower a Community

Students from Queens’ James L. Knight School of Communication are collaborating for the first time with Google Fiber on a service initiative designed to strengthen digital inclusion in Charlotte. Called the Community Leaders Program, it marks the first time the company has integrated the national initiative with a university course. Twenty-five students are serving as digital […]

How Does Digital Inclusion Affect Economic Mobility?

Three Charlotte experts discussed the relationship between digital inclusion and economic mobility in an online community forum March 15 at the James L. Knight School of Communication, Queens University of Charlotte. Charlotte city councilman James Mitchell (far right); Kevin Dick, economic development director for the City of Charlotte (second from left); and Patrick Graham, president […]

A Journal about Digital Inclusion, Designed for Readability

Digital Charlotte is one of several digital inclusion initiatives in the Queens Knight School of Communication. Another is the Journal of Digital and Media Literacy, an academic peer review journal. Dr. Alexis Carreiro, an assistant professor at Queens University of Charlotte in the Knight School, edits the journal. It publishes scholarship and articles that focus on [...]
Jill Bjers of Code for Charlotte launches the June 2016 weekend civic hacking event.

Civic Hacking Keeps the Heart of the Community Pounding

The Code for Charlotte organization celebrated the National Day of Civic Hacking with a weekend Hack-a-Thon on June 3-4. Starting with an analog night on Friday, the event had community members kicking it old school – using sticky notes and discussion groups to brainstorm ideas. On Saturday, around the country, numerous Code for America organizations gathered to […]