The Census and Demographics: Telling California's Story
The Public Policy Institute of California and the Graduate School of Journalism sponsored a panel discussion on May 3, 2010, about covering the 2010 census.
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 speakers were Chase Davis, Investigative Reporter, California Watch; Mary Heim, Chief, Demographic Research Unit, State of California; Richard Koci Hernandez, Ford Foundation Multimedia Fellow, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; and Hans Johnson, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California. Their presentation materials are included below.
Geocommons Census Tutorial:
- Many Eyes
- Fusion Charts
- Google Chart Tools
- How to Build an Interactive Census Map with Geocommons
Kinetic Typography/Video Examples:
- Organizing for America
- Organizing for America - Benefits of Health Reform
- Did You Know?
- Did You Know 4.0
- A Vision of Students Today
- JESS3 / The State of The Internet
- Prescription Narcotic Consumption
- What People Are Doing
- Twitter Stats
- Measuring Financial Strain Across U.S.
- Geography of a Recession
- Shifting Religious Identities
- Where We Live
- Census 2010: Cook County Participation Rates — Updated Daily!
- Texas Prison Inmates
- Flight Delay Calculator
- Tracking Taxi Flow Across the City
- We Feel Fine
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