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Roundtables at ASA!
Hello all!

I hope you'’re enjoying you’re the beginning of your summer holiday.

As you probably know by now, the ASA program is now online at

We have a very exciting group of presentations slated for the CIT roundtables this year. The section roundtables will be held on Tuesday, August 17, from 12:30-1:25 and will be followed by the section'’s business meeting. Right now, these sessions are slated to be held in the Barcelona II room at the Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel, although that could change.

Below are the 11 tables that the section is sponsoring. Do come out and show your support for the broad range of work being done in our field.

Looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

Gina Neff
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
University of California, San Diego

Table 1. Changes in Mass Media in a Digital Era

Jennifer C. Lena - Vanderbilt University (Presider)

Kees Van Rees (Tilburg University), Koen Van Eijck (Tilburg University), Wim P Knulst (Tilburg University) Pluralism at risk: generational changes in media dominance and determinants of topical interest in the Netehrlands, 1975-2000

Brooke A Pillifant (Xavier University)
The Portrayal of New Religious Movements in Fictional Network Television

J. Zach Schiller (University of California, Davis)
Channels of Power: The Institutional Formations of an Alternative Public Sphere

Table 2. Collaboration in an Open Environment

George Dowdall - St. Joseph'’s University (Presider)

Thomas G. Streeter (University of Vermont)
‘'Self-Motivating Exhilaration’': On the role of Culture in the Origins of Open Computer Communication

Marc Garcelon (Middlebury College)
Social Movements and ‘'Moral Panic’' in Cyberspace

John Ratliff (Santa Clara University)
Peer-to-Peer Communities and the Struggle for the Future of the Internet

Bernie Hogan (University of Toronto)
Network Management and Agency in Social Structures

S. S. Levine (University of Pennsylvania) & Sonali Shah (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Cultivating the Digital Commons: A Framework for Collective Open Innovation

Table 3. Design for Inclusion

Philip Howard - University of Washington (Presider)

Erika Steinmetz (US Census Bureau), Aaron J Miller (US Census Bureau) Evaluating Website Usability for Census Bureau Disability Data

Joe Dalaker (U.S. Census Bureau), Erika Steinmetz (US Census Bureau) Cognitive Testing and the Census Bureau Poverty Website: Improving Usability Under Multiple Constraints

danah boyd (Berkeley)
Friendsters and Friends

Melinda Goldner (Union College)
Health-Related Information on the Internet: The Impact of Race, Class and Gender

Table 4. Home and Office in the Digital Era

Christena Nippert-Eng - Illinois Institute of Technology (Presider)

Dimitrina Dimitrova (University of Toronto)
Dialing Into the Office: Homework and telework

Michel S. Laguerre (Univ of California-Berkeley)
The Digital Office

Tracy Kennedy (University of Toronto)
The Domestic Internet: Cyber-Freedom or Virtual Chains?

Table 5. Inter-cultural Dimensions of the Adoption of Information and Communication Technologies

Barry Wellman (University of Toronto)presider

Romana Xerez (Technical University of Lisbon)
Portugal Online - Dimensions of Information Society

Hyun-Chin Lim (Seoul National University), Sukki Kong (Harvard University) The Internet Revolution?: The Formation of Public Sphere in South Korea

Inna Romanovska (University of Toronto), Barry Wellman (University of Toronto) The Skills Divide: A Cross-National Study of Computer Literacy

Markus S. Schulz (New York University)
From State-Led Import Substitution Industrialization to Neoliberal Deregulation: New Information and Communication Technologies in Mexico

Table 6. Labor Market Effects of Technological Change

Ariel Ducey - University of Calgary (Presider)

Ben Jann (ETH Zurich), Axel Franzen (University of Bern) The Use of New Technology and Occupational Mobility: An Event History Analysis of the Swiss Labor Market

Janet Salaff (University of Toronto), Arent Greve (University of Toronto and Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration) Using the Internet for Contacts to Jobs

Ari B. Goelman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
The Cure for What Ails You?: Information Technology and the Changing Work of Urban Health Care Professionals

James C. Witte (Clemson University)
Computer competence and access in a regional labor market

Table 7. Professional Networks: Enabling Collaboration through Social and Technological Structures

Gina Neff - UCSD presider

Daniel Aron Menchik (University of Chicago)
Conditions for exogenously-constructed collaborations in a digital age

Brian V. Carolan (Teachers College, Columbia)
The Small World Of Educational Research: The Network Dynamics of

David D. McFarland (UCLA)
Social Networks for Computing Advice: William F. Ogburn and Equipment Selection for an Early Computational Laboratory

Zack Kertcher (University of Chicago), Samuel Jacob Yount (NORC) Scaling-up Science? The Access Grid

Table 8. Reconsidering Inequality within Communication Networks

Emily Noelle Ignacio - Loyola University Chicago (Presider)

Anthony Alvarez (University of Maryland)
Social Mechanisms and Social Outcomes In Digital Inequality Research

Irina Shklovski (Carnegie Mellon)
The effects of geographic mobility on social ties and psychological well being in the age of the Internet.

Kristen Berg (University of Toronto), Rochelle Cote (University of Toronto) Social Support On and Offline: The Third East York Study

Julian Warner (Queen’s University of Belfast)
A labor theoretic approach to information retrieval

Sangmoon Kim (University of South Carolina)
Social Informatization: Its Measurement, Causes and Consequences

Table 9. Surveillance, Sanctions, and Social Order Online

Andrea Hoplight Tapia - The Pennsylvania State University (Presider)

Thomas W. Brignall (Tennesee Tech University)
The Panopticon Revisited: Internet Surveillance after September 11, 2001

Theodore C. Wagenaar (Miami University)
Norms, Values, and Self in an Online Community

Ellis Godard (California State University Northridge)
The Moral Order of Cyberspace: Social Structure and Conflict Management Online

Shanyang Zhao (Temple University)
The Digital Self: Through the Looking Glass of Telecopresent Others

Table 10. Teaching with Technology

Kim A. Logio, Saint Joseph’s University – Organizer and Presider

Marc Flacks, California State University, Long Beach – “Students Researching Social Problems in Cyberspace: Problems, Pitfalls, and Promises"

Edward Brent, Idea Works, Inc. – “Automatic Grading in an Introductory Sociology Course”

Timothy Shortell, Brooklyn College, CUNY – “Seeing the City: Using the Community Profile to Teach Urban Sociology”

Jerald Schutte, California State University, Northridge – “Ten Ways Technology Has Transformed My Teaching”

Table 11. Technology and Identity

David Elesh - Temple University (Presider)

Nalini P. Kotamraju (University of California-Berkeley)
Living the Technology Lifestyle: Class and Digital Consumption

Felicity Schaeffer-Grabiel (UC Santa Cruz)
Transnational Masculinity on

Marc A. Smith (Microsoft Corporation), Wesley Shumar (Drexel University) Using Netscan To Study Identity And Interaction In A Virtual Community

Janet Armentor (Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs) Between a Meeting Ground and a Hangout: Exploring Relations in a Regional Web Chat Room
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