2010 Annual Report
2010 was a year of transitions for the Quello Center in several ways. Most visible was the passing of Jim Quello, the Center’s namesake and inspiration, who died on January 24 at age 95.
A second set of transitions relates to center management. In August the Center welcomed Jonathan Obar, who had recently completed his PhD at The Pennsylvania State University, as its new associate director.
The Quello Center’s portfolio of research projects and outreach activities has been expanding as services based on new media and new information technologies have proliferated, and hybrid business models combining elements of traditional and new media have become the norm for established media companies. While the concerns that dominated the public debate over communications policy in years have not gone away and are still subjects of research within the Center, the range of research and outreach activities has expanded in parallel with developments in the communications sector.