Data Diving: Get a Handle on Census Databases Ahead of Poverty News Release
Friday, September 7, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release a host of new data on the nation’s poverty, income and health insurance coverage throughout September. Come get prepared with a special Data Diving session on Friday, Sept. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with representatives from the bureau who will walk you through how the agency collects, tabulates and organizes the data used for its findings.
The class will walk you through the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey and American Community Survey, and how to find what you need for your reporting as well as dig through the date for deeper stories or for local angles. The bureau’s community survey also produces estimates for numerous social, economic and housing characteristics such as language, education, the commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent. The class will be held in the NPC’s Zenger room.
Please note the new findings will not be released at the event. The class is a general overview of the two surveys to prepare for their release and better understand the data they collect before data is released later in the month.
The session, sponsored by the National Journalism Institute’s Professional Development Committee, is free for NPC members, $10 for non-members.
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The National Press Club
The National Press Club, a private club for journalists and communications professionals, has been a Washington institution for more than a century. It is also a world-class conference and meeting facility that hosts thousands of events each year for sophisticated clients from around the globe. And while these are the Club’s functions, its mission is to be The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists. It is a social and business organization dedicated to supporting the ongoing improvement of the profession of journalism.