Life after FactFinder

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Ronald Campbell of NBC Owned Television Stations; Angeliki Kastanis of The Associated Press; Tyson Weister of U.S. Census Bureau
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 4:45pm
  • Location: Salon 1&2
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Love it or hate it, American FactFinder has been the go-to source for Census data since 2010. That will change in the coming months as the Census Bureau switches to its new site, data.census.gov. We’ll take you on a tour and show you some favorite tricks and secrets that we’ve discovered. We’ll also show you how to go deeper into Census data and learn the surprising ways real life affects the way it’s collected.

Speaker Bios

  • 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

  • Angeliki Kastanis is a data journalist at The Associated Press. She comes to AP with a Master of Public Policy from The University of Chicago. She worked as a policy analyst for the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law during some of the most fascinating years for LGBT law and policy. Angeliki has a deep appreciation for data and experience in communicating statistical information to a general audience using visualizations and interactives. @angel_kastanis

  • Tyson Weister is a program analyst at the U.S. Census Bureau, where he engages users in the new dissemination platform on data.census.gov. Previously a survey statistician, he has specialized experience in helping data users access statistics from the American Community Survey through American FactFinder, the API, and PUMS files. The official Twitter handle for the Census Bureau is @uscensusbureau

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