Finding immigration stories in data about communities and people

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Tim Henderson of Pew Stateline; Paul Overberg of The Wall Street Journal
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 14 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Crystal E
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Covering immigration is more than raids and rallies and restaurants. As the share of immigrant Americans nears record levels, it's finding stories about how immigrants change once here, and how they change the people and places around them. It's also knowing how to knock down myths and fears with facts. Learn how reporters use Census and other demographic data to cover immigration and how it's changing your community.

Speaker Bios

  • Tim Henderson is demographics writer at Stateline, a news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts. He has been a reporter and database editor at The Miami Herald, Gannet Newspapers and the Cincinnati Enquirer. He refused to grow up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and remains a notorious New Mexican food snob and collector of Spanish curse words. This will be his fourth decennial census and he's starting to get it down. 

  • 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.

Related Tipsheets

No tipsheets have yet been uploaded for this event.