Jorge Reina Schement

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Jorge Reina Schement is Professor of Telecommunications at Penn State.

"He edits the Annual Review of Technology for the Aspen Institute, and is editor-in-chief of the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Communication and Information. Schement's policy research contributed to a Supreme Court decision in Metro Broadcasting, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission et al. In 1994, he served, at the invitation of the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, as director of the FCC's Information Policy Project. He introduced the idea of Universal Service as an evolving concept, a view adopted in the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He has served on advisory and steering committees for the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress, the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and the Centers for Disease Control. He is chairman of the board of directors of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference Inc., and a member of the boards of the Media Access Project, Libraries for the Future, and the Benton Foundation. He is also a member of advisory boards to the Advertising Council, the American Libraries Association, the Tomas Rivera Center, the Center for Media Education, and the Open Society Institute, as well as an adviser to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and member of the Minority Media Telecommunications Council. ..

"His research has been supported by the Ford Foundation, John and Mary Markle Foundation, The W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Walter Kaitz Foundation, the Schumann Foundation, the Rainbow Coalition, The Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Communications Commission, the National Science Foundation, the National Research Council, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Bell Atlantic, PacTelesys, and Bush Industries Inc." [1]

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