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Census prep for NC media - Shared screen with speaker view
Paola Jaramillo
15:40
Good morning everyone!
Melanie Sill (She/her)
17:44
Rebecca Tippett
Melanie Sill (She/her)
17:49
https://www.ncdemography.org/staff/rebecca-tippett-ph-d/
Melody Kramer
17:50
(I lead comms for Carolina Demography) If you have questions about data or anything you see today, you can always reach out to us at demography@unc.edu
Melody Kramer
18:56
Here's our blog: https://www.ncdemography.org/blog/
Melanie Sill (She/her)
25:51
We will share Rebecca’s presentation in the followup materials, as a PDF
Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen
31:22
Thanks so much, Rebecca!
Shannan Bowen (she/her)
31:50
Such a great presentation, Rebecca. I’ll be saving the follow-up materials!
Melody Kramer
32:01
We're @ncdemography on Twitter
Melanie Sill (She/her)
32:28
https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-overberg
Jennifer Bremer
38:56
Q: Maptitude, ESRI, and other mapping software providers are releasing reformats of the "old format" 2020 Census data to their clients, including the legislature. Anybody have any info/guesses on how long it will take them to retabulate and release that?
Rebecca Tippett
40:50
I have no idea. It seems fairly straightforward, so my guess is it should be a fast turnaround. (For details: https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/about/rdo/program-management.html#P3)
Melanie Sill (She/her)
44:57
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tylerdukes
Rebecca Tippett
47:32
Relationship files between 2010 census geography and 2020 census geography: https://www.census.gov/geographies/reference-files/time-series/geo/relationship-files.html
Melanie Sill (She/her)
49:09
https://www.wunc.org/people/jason-debruyn
Melanie Sill (She/her)
51:21
Here’s the form to sign up to get NC Census resources by email: https://bit.ly/3vJYaXD
Melody Kramer
53:56
Where are NC’s fastest growing municipalities? https://www.ncdemography.org/2019/10/24/where-are-ncs-fastest-growing-municipalities/
Melody Kramer
54:54
NC in Focus: Top Employer by State and County, 2019 https://www.ncdemography.org/2019/12/13/nc-in-focus-top-employer-by-state-and-county-2019/
Melanie Sill (She/her)
55:06
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/author/yanqi-xu/
David Raynor
56:26
One suggestion: check your own archives and other papers to see what and how we did these stories in 2010 and even 2000. And look for stories done using the annual population estimates and the occasional story using ACS data.
Melanie Sill (She/her)
58:22
A great resource for Census and reporting in general is a membership to Investigative Reporters and Editors. The recent quarterly journal, free to members, was all about covering Census, and the membership doesn’t cost much. ire.org
Rebecca Tippett
58:55
Here's an updated set of estimates on district populations: https://www.ncdemography.org/2020/11/09/population-estimates-for-2020-districts-in-nc/
Rachel Keith
01:01:03
Can you walk us through your analysis tools? I learned ArcGIS in college, but our newsroom doesn't have access to the software or ArcGIS online? Should we? Do you all use mainly Excel to initially download the data? Are these analyses basically in terms of the census tract level? Also include block groups, county?
David Mildenberg
01:03:43
What is the anticipated timeline for NCGA to finalize congressional districtsb based on new Census data? Which committee/committees are in charge, and who are chairs? Why was it deemed worthwhile to include same-sex households in Census data, if I heard correctly? Not for or against, just curious.
Rebecca Tippett
01:04:40
Speaking for Carolina Demography:- software: Stata or R for processing, ArcGIS less commonly (for intersects) -- generally use ArcGIS, Tableau, or DataWrapper for visualization
David Raynor
01:08:07
QGIS is a free mapping tool.
Melody Kramer
01:08:37
https://newsnerdery.org/ is also good -- it's the Slack where data journalism folks hang out.
Melody Kramer
01:08:53
https://www.ire.org/resources/listservs/ NICAR listserv
Rachel Keith
01:08:58
Thanks so much!
Melody Kramer
01:10:54
These guides from Source are also very good: https://source.opennews.org/guides/working-data/
Melody Kramer
01:11:15
For example: https://source.opennews.org/articles/understanding-households-and-relationships-census-/
Tyler Dukes
01:12:31
https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/analysis/NC.pdf
Shannan Bowen (she/her)
01:12:40
I have to hop off for another meeting, but this was such great information, and I look forward to partnering through my new role with the Workshop! Thank you also much!
Rebecca Tippett
01:12:49
also a good map drawing tool here: https://districtr.org/
Melanie Sill (She/her)
01:14:30
Brennan Center: https://www.brennancenter.org
Melody Kramer
01:14:59
Our most recent piece on the Hispanic population in NC: https://www.ncdemography.org/2021/02/05/north-carolinas-hispanic-community-2020-snapshot/
Rebecca Tippett
01:16:13
more details here: https://www.npr.org/2018/03/30/598192154/2020-census-will-ask-about-same-sex-relationships#:~:text=Conducted%20once%20a%20decade%2C%20the,together%20before%20tying%20the%20knot.
Rebecca Tippett
01:16:18
(re same-sex households)
Kevin Griffin
01:17:33
Thanks everyone. A lot to review but this was helpful.
Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen
01:17:37
Thanks y'all!
Rebecca Tippett
01:17:40
and some deep academic background on why here (2006): https://harris.uchicago.edu/files/sscouples2000census10-02-06_1.pdf
David Mildenberg
01:17:45
Thank you Melaniie!