Wednesday, June 3: CUNY's Center for Community Media Features NYC Census 2020 in Newsmakers Q&A Series

New York — At 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 3, NYC Census 2020 Director Julie Menin, Deputy Director Amit Bagga, and Field Director Kathleen Daniel will have on-the-record conversations with journalists from the city's very diverse community media as a part of the Newsmakers Q&A Series, organized by the Center for Community Media, a part of The City University of New York's Craig Newmark School of Journalism. This event will be moderated by Elinor Tatum, Publisher of the New York Amsterdam News.


  • Conversations between NYC Census 2020 and members of NYC's diverse community media outlets.
  • Director Menin will discuss how NYC Census 2020's outreach pivot after COVID-19 has helped NYC outpace the nation in census self-response rates for the last three weeks.
  • Field Director Kathleen Daniel will discuss NYC Census 2020's field operation during COVID.
  • Deputy Director Bagga will focus on details of the outreach campaign including our WhatsApp campaign and co-locating census outreach with food distribution.


  • Julie Menin, NYC Census 2020 Director and Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel, NYC Law Department
  • Amit Bagga, NYC Census 2020 Deputy Director
  • Kathleen Daniel, Field Director, NYC Census 2020
  • (Moderator) Elinor Tatum, New York Amsterdam News Publisher
  • Members of NYC's Community and Ethnic Media outlets

When: Wednesday, June 3, 2030, 2 - 3:00 PM

Where: Webinar Service, Zoom
To register, email


  • COVID-19 is a stark reminder of the importance of the census, including federal funding for health care. Census data is used to measure the spread of diseases, order vaccines & plan for contact tracing. And the census determines the size of our political voice in Washington D.C. and Albany.

    NYC has been outperforming itself compared to 2010, but there's still progress to be made. Currently, NYC's self-response rate is 50.9% and the national total is currently 60.5%.