Nov 15, 2006 -


Upcoming Event

Using Census Numbers to Find Good Stories: A One-Hour Internet Class for Journalists

Wednesday, November 15 -
The Brookings Institution
UMI Online Discussion Co-hosted by KnowledgePlex

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

On November 15, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program hosted an online training to give journalists the opportunity to learn how to use recently released census numbers to enrich their coverage of politics, local communities, schools, families, single people, racial issues, immigration, housing, commuting, the economy and more.

The webcast illustrated how to use the Census Bureau’s new 2005 American Community Survey. The survey, which offers annually updated community profiles, now covers areas with populations of 65,000 or more and is most useful for places of at least 100,000. Led by two experts on the ACS and its use, the webcast demonstrated how to find numbers, how to use them, and how to be sure not to misuse them.