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“Digital Divide” Meets Social Divide for Shelby County Students

“Digital Divide” Meets Social Divide for Shelby County Students

The COVID crisis is exacerbating Shelby County’s struggles with the “digital divide’’ – the gulf between those who have access to computers and the Internet and those who don’t. One plan to bridge that divide involves the purchase of more than 100,000 new devices with built-in Internet access.

This story was produced by WKNO-FM in partnership with The Institute. 

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Natasha Senjanovic is a contributor to The Institute for Public Service Reporting. A Nashville-based journalist and public radio producer, she’s won numerous awards as a news anchor and for reporting on vulnerable populations, including survivors of domestic and sexual violence, at-risk youth and undocumented immigrants. She served as afternoon host for Middle Tennessee NPR station WPLN for three years.

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