University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Government in 140 Characters: Is Social Media a Tool for Greater Access?

In this webinar, Jonathan Schwabish of the Urban Institute and Donald Moynihan of IRP and the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW–Madison will explore the question of whether social media can be an effective tool for governments to increase access for citizens who have less education and lower incomes. Both presenters are affiliates of IRP. Schwabish is a senior research associate at the Urban Institute and is widely regarded as an expert in improving accessibility in the communication of research findings. Moynihan is a professor at UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs. His research examines the application of organization theory to public management issues such as performance, budgeting, homeland security, election administration, and employee behavior. A major strain of his research examines administrative burden and how it affects the way that people access government programs.