Get ready for the next wave of Census 2010 data with a new webinar from IRE. The Census 2010 webinar is available for purchase and download here. Cost is $5 for IRE members and $10 for nonmembers. Beginning later this week, the U.S. Census Bureau will start releasing detailed Census 2010 data for each state. The process will take several weeks, concluding by the end of March. The 30-minute webinar by IRE training director Doug Haddix offers a detailed look at how to get the data, the timetable for various releases in coming months and a wealth of story ideas.
Once you’re up to speed on what Census 2010 has to offer, you will be in a better position to mine the data for stories. In a new partnership, USA TODAY will provide customized data tables free of charge to IRE members as each state’s Census 2010 numbers are released this month and in March. Check out full details of the partnership.
In addition, IRE has a separate webinar available on the American Community Survey. The every-year census survey offers a wealth of demographic data on topics such as income, education, immigration and commuting. The ACS webinar is available here.
Keep up on the latest census tips and training at the IRE Census Resources site.