Interactive Census Workshop

Interactive Census Workshop

The KDMC at UC Berkeley is offering a customized visual storytelling workshop to train journalists on new ways to process data from the 2010 Census. Participants will illustrate the information using visualization and mapping tools to create a clearer, more meaningful picture of the complex statistics gathered in the national survey.

In this intensive six-day workshop, you will learn to create cutting-edge interactive graphics. The skills and tools you learn will benefit your newsroom and your career long after the census.

Learn to:

  • Tell stories with interactive GIS maps
  • Clean and prepare U.S. Census data
  • Create beautiful and effective interactive charts; and
  • Build close connections with 19 great visual storytellers

Brainstorm your coverage with industry experts

  • Dante Chinni, Project Director, Author, Our Patchwork Nation, The Christian Science Monitor
  • William Frey, Demographer and Senior Fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution
  • Jerry Wong, US Census Bureau
  • Susan Rasky, Senior Lecturer, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and former New York Times Washington correspondent.
If you want to know more about the workshop, view a draft version of the agenda. It's subject to a little change and we are still waiting on confirmation from a couple of speakers.


This is an advanced workshop. Ideal participants will have some basic experience with at least one of the following:

  • Computer Assisted Reporting
  • News graphics
  • News design
  • Web site production

All participants should be familiar with basic HTML tags but do not need to be programmers.

Applications are closed

The KDMC is revising its programming. Please check back for more information on upcoming workshops. Custom training for organizations interested in applying multimedia to their communications programs is now available. Contact us directly at (510) 642-3892.