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Our First Year in the Internet Piazza

Ottorino Cappelli (October 18, 2008)
i-Italy is one year old. A year of projects and accomplishments. Its success is the living proof that the Internet can be a powerful “piazza” for the Italian American community


i-Italy is one year old.

We launched it in October 2007 in an incredibly packed conference hall offered by the Graduate School of Journalism of the City University of New York. We were then part of an international project funded by the Italian Government and directed by the Sapienza University of Rome. Our goal was to create the first online community and information network dedicated to Italian and Italian American affairs. It was a fascinating experience, thanks especially to our partners and supporting institutions, in particular America Oggi, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (Queens College, CUNY), and theCasa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò of NYU.

Ottorino Cappelli is Project Coordinator of i-Italy.

He teaches Political Science at the University of Naples "L'Orientale"

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