Poynter hosts webinar series on 2020 census reporting [US]

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in Specialized Topics

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.