Ideas and Tools to Decode the 2020 Census

Presented at ONA19
September 11, 2019
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Well-understood as both a constitutional imperative undergirding representative democracy and the rare political flashpoint that rises above the news of the day, the decennial census is also a veritable fount of story ideas and engagement opportunities that will continue long after the forms are counted.

This session is designed for:

  • Newsroom leaders looking for new and targeted community coverage
  • Journalists interested in building a bank of story concepts
  • Anyone who would like to better understand coming demographic and political shifts

Speakers

Ashley Alvarado
Director, Community Engagement, Southern California Public Radio
Michael Cook Sr.
Division Chief, Public Information Office, U.S. Census Bureau
D’Vera Cohn
Senior Writer/Editor, Pew Research Center
Ryan Pitts
Program Lead, Code & Technology, OpenNews

Moderators

Dorothy Bland
Professor, University of North Texas

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