Monday, August 22, 2011

A New Tool for Using the Census

Arizona State University and the McCormick Foundation brought together 17 journalism data power users and Census subject area specialists to do 40-minute how-to presentations on selected Census topics to ensure that people are able to use the data available at the Census most effectively. The U.S. Bureau of the Census, along with partnering government data collection and dissemination agencies, such as the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, collect and analyze data on a wide range of demographic and economic topics including: employment, wages, poverty, government finances, housing, public health issues, criminal justice and much more.

Arizona State is offering the full presentations in video format and organized by topic. There are also slides available from each of the featured presenters.

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