Demographics: Beyond Census
Demographics are life, and the way we live shapes everything else we write about. And it's not just Census numbers: When it comes to demographic data, the Census Bureau isn't the only game in town. Many institutions and agencies run surveys or programs that can be mined for details about people and housing. This session is a look at little-used sources and techniques that will give you better insight and story ideas.
D'Vera Cohn writes about immigration and demographics for the Pew Research Center, where she has been since 2007. Before that D'Vera had a 21-year career at The Washington Post, mainly reporting about similar topics. She also tracks Census Bureau methodology. @allthingscensus
Tim Henderson is senior demographics reporter for the Stateline news service at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, DC. He has been a reporter and database manager at the Miami Herald and Gannett Newspapers in suburban New York. @TimHendersonSL
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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