Journalists planning to cover the 2020 U.S. Census are invited to attend these webinars.
Poynter is offering the webinar series "Uncovering stories from the 2020 Census" at 3 p.m. EDT on May 5, 12, 19 and 26.
Participants will learn the history of the U.S. census and how that past may inform census-taking during our current crisis; understand adjustments being made to census collection in the wake of COVID-19 and how to report this info; how to track and synthesize census data into stories relevant to readers; and how to integrate other government records to fill in census data gaps.
The main instructor is D’Vera Cohn, senior writer/editor of the Pew Research Center. Cohn will be joined by historian Margo Anderson and former director of U.S. Census Bureau John Thompson.
Registration is free and ongoing.