Baruch College Presents 'Campaigning
in the Digital City'

School of Public Affairs to lead discussion on digital media and the race for mayor

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NEW YORK, NY September 9, 2013- Baruch College's School of Public Affairs and Hill + Knowlton Strategies invite you to a panel exploring digital media and the 2013 race for New York City Mayor on Thursday, September 19.

The discussion will be based on the H&K Digital Engagement Index, which rates the online performance of the leading mayoral candidates. Findings from a new survey conducted by Baruch College Survey Research, which explores how New Yorkers use social media to engage with the candidates, will also be revealed.

Speakers include Doug Muzzio, Baruch College Professor of Political Science; Josh Hendler, Global Chief Technology Officer at Hill + Knowlton Strategies; Azi Paybarah, Political Reporter and Blogger; Capital New York, and others.

See complete agenda here

WHAT: Campaigning in the Digital City

WHEN: Thursday, September 19

6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Baruch College

William and Anita Newman Conference Center

55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street)

Room 14-220

About BCSR:

Founded as the Baruch Poll in 1994, Baruch College Survey Research (BCSR) designs and conducts surveys for government agencies, nonprofit organizations, media, and academic partners. A full-service research center and the only survey research entity in the CUNY system, BCSR provides sampling, survey design, administration, weighting, analysis and consultation for surveys on a wide range of public affairs topics. Combining the expertise of the School of Public Affairs faculty, staff, graduate students and highly trained interviewers, BCSR specializes in careful, objective survey research on policy-relevant issues affecting New York City.

About Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a leading global strategic communications consultancy, providing services to local and multinational clients worldwide. The firm is headquartered in New York City, with 90 offices in 52 countries — including 13 offices in the U.S.

About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu