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Webinar Series – Census Resources for the Media

September 23, 2021

The US Census Bureau, in addition to conducting the Decennial Census and over 130 surveys each year, presents training and programming for the novice through advanced data users. 

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This three-part FREE webinar series has been developed to lead participants through the matrix of publicly available census data. We will demonstrate where to find the data, how to search for the data sets you need, and then organize, download, save, and analyze data for your articles.


Census Bureau Resources for the Media
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 10:00 – 11:00 am ET

Join Joe Quartullo, Data Dissemination Specialist and
Susan Licate, MBA, Media Specialist for a one-hour informative session designed especially for journalists. Journalists use Census Bureau data for a wide range of applications—from accessing a single statistic in data.census.gov to complex analyses of data for thousands of geographic areas. Read more.

*Note: There are no data releases associated with this training.


Census Bureau Data Tools for Everyone
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 10:00m- 11:00 am ET

Join Joe Quartullo, Data Dissemination Specialist, and
Susan Licate, MBA, Media Specialist for a one-hour informative session designed especially for journalists. The Census Bureau is home to a variety of data tools and resources, all readily available and free to the public.

Knowing which data tools to use and the data to extract will benefit journalists in preparation of factual and statistically accurate stories, whether referencing national data or hyperlocal figures. Read more.

*Note: There are no data releases associated with this training.


Census Bureau – American Community Survey Data for Media
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 10:00 – 11:00 am
ET

Join Noemi Mendez, Data Dissemination Specialist, and Susan Licate, MBA, Media Specialist for this informative one-hour session.

Behind the Decennial Census, The American Community Survey (ACS) is sent to approximately 295,000 addresses monthly (or 3.5 million per year), and it is the largest household survey that the Census Bureau administers. Read more.

*Note: There are no data releases associated with this training.


About the Presenters

Joe Quartullo
Joe Quartullo

Joe Quartullo has been employed by the Census Bureau since the late 20th Century, having held positions as Geographic Specialist, Survey Statistician, Program Coordinator and Area Manager.  Currently, as a Data Dissemination Specialist, Joe promotes the use of census data to anyone with an interest or a need to work with this valuable information including media, community organizations, municipal officials, chambers of commerce, librarians, students, and entrepreneurs.  He is available for complimentary presentations and hands-on data workshops.​

A Philadelphia native, Joe received a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University and an MA in Sociology from Temple.  He also shares his knowledge of census history and data tools by teaching Sociology at a local community college.


Noemi Mendez
Noemi Mendez

Noemi Mendez has been employed by the Census Bureau for over 17 years. She has previously held the positions of Geographer and Partnership and Data Services Specialist. 

Currently, as a Data Dissemination Specialist, Noemi promotes the use of census data to anyone with an interest or a need to work with this valuable information. Noemi is available for future complimentary presentations and hands-on data workshops upon request. 


Susan LIcate
Susan Licate

Susan Licate serves as the Media and Partnership Specialist and Congressional Liaison for the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Philadelphia Region, a position she has held since early 2019.  

She is responsible for media relations across the region’s eight states plus Washington D.C. and serves as a spokesperson for both regional and national events. Additionally, Susan manages a partnership portfolio of elected officials, local governments, organizations, and business leaders to ensure awareness, participation, and engagement for the Bureau’s 130 surveys and programs.  
 
Susan’s career spans over 25 years leading and advising agencies, companies and non-profit organizations with their management, communications, and public relations needs. 

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