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Public Policy in 140 Characters: How Public Officials Use Social Media

Event Details

Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall
2315 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78712

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, visit: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/cpg/event_rsvp.php?id=87

LBJ School students and public officials to present findings on social media use

Students enrolled in the “Use of Social Media by Members of Congress” policy research project will discuss how public officials and the federal government are using social media. In this study, students analyzed Twitter and Facebook use by Members of Congress and other entities. A final report on cutting-edge trends will be available in late June.

“Public Policy in 140 Characters: How Public Officials Use Social Media” will take place April 13 from 1 to 5 pm in the Bass Lecture Hall, located in the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The event is presented by the LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance (CPG). Sherri Greenberg, CPG Director and former Texas State Representative, led the student research team.

In a second panel, a Politico correspondent will join several distinguished guests including elected and appointed officials to discuss social media’s role as a communications tool for public officials today. Participants include Alexander Burns, Politico correspondent; Karen Robinson, Chief Information Officer for the State of Texas; Doug Matthews, Chief Communications Director for the City of Austin; State Senator Leticia Van de Putte; and State Representative Jason Isaac.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, visit: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/cpg/event_rsvp.php?id=87