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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. 

Marc Perrusquia
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Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He has won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and political reporting.

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