Monday, May 3rd


The Census and Demographics: Telling California’s Story

Pre-registration is requested. There is no charge to attend. To register, please contact Kelly Holt at (415) 291-4498 or holt@ppic.org.

The 2010 Census is different from any in history. It is designed to provide valuable information about who we are—as a state and as a nation—at the beginning of the 21st century. But it’s based on the answers to just 10 questions. In California, the stakes are high: seats in Congress and millions of dollars for health care, transportation, schools, and social services.

The challenge for journalists will be to find the stories in the data and provide a picture of the new California, in new ways and using new tools.

This forum brings together experts on demography and multimedia journalists to talk about what the 2010 Census will—and will not—tell us, what alternative data sources are available, and how demographic data can be used in everyday reporting.  Lunch will be provided.

Panelists include
Chase Davis, Investigative Reporter, California Watch
Mary Heim, Chief, Demographic Research Unit, State of California
Richard Koci Hernandez, Ford Foundation Multimedia Fellow, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Hans Johnson, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California


The Public Policy Institute of California and the Graduate School of Journalism


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