Life after FactFinder

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Ronald Campbell of NBC Owned Television Stations; Paul Overberg of The Wall Street Journal; Ally Burleson-Gibson of U.S. Census Bureau
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Clark
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Just when you had finally learned American FactFinder’s many foibles, the Census Bureau is shutting the site down. We’ll introduce you to its successor, data.census.gov, take you on a test drive and dish some tricks and secrets we’ve discovered. The new site will become the main source for census information in June.

Speaker Bios

  • Ally Burleson-Gibson has worked with the Census Bureau since 2012, first as a data dissemination specialist (DDS) and now as part of the communications team for the Center for Enterprise Dissemination Services and Consumer Innovation (CEDSCI).  Ally provides presentations and training on the Bureau’s project to streamline users’ access to Census Bureau data on Census.gov, and gathers user feedback for an intuitive, customer-focused data dissemination experience.  

  • Ronald Campbell is data editor for the NBC Owned Television Stations. He previously created the computer-assisted reporting program at the Orange County Register. He has won the IRE Award, the Loeb Award and placed in the Philip Meyer Award. He lives in Orange County, CA, with his wife, kids and cat. When not getting frustrated with databases he gets frustrated hiking. @campbellronaldw

  • Paul Overberg is a data reporter at the Wall Street Journal and a member of its investigative team. He focuses on economic and demographic stories but helps reporters working on many subjects. He previously worked at USA TODAY, where he worked on projects that won the Philip Meyer Award for Precision Journalism and the National Headliner Award.

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