Pauline Nuñez
Pauline Nuñez

McALLEN, RGV – Are you a South Texas-based journalist who would like to learn how to best navigate the U.S Census Bureau website for data for a story?

If so, this is for you.

The U.S. Census Bureau-Data Dissemination Branch has teamed up with the Rio Grande Guardian to provide a one-hour training session titled Data on Deadline, in English and Spanish, on how best to extract information from the agency’s website.

The free training session takes place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, at the UT-Rio Grande Valley McAllen Teaching Site. Refreshments will be provided.

The Data on Deadline course will be taught by Pauline Nuñez, a data dissemination specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau based in Denver, Colorado. Nuñez is a regular visitor to the Valley, often teaching local government workers and Valley business executives how to better access the Census Bureau website. Click here to read about her last visit.

“Need data for a news story? This hands-on training immerses participants in Census Bureau data, the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in Texas,” Nuñez said.

“Who should attend? Print media, broadcast and internet news, and any news organization that delivers news stories to the public in the Rio Grande Valley.”

Spanish language media is welcome to attend because Nuñez is fluent in Spanish.

“Participants will navigate the U.S. Census Bureau website, census.gov’s data tools, interactive maps and quick searches,” Nuñez said. “This will increase the participant’s ability to find population numbers, make race/ethnicity comparisons and locate social/economic characteristics i.e., educational attainment, income, occupation, and poverty status for the communities they serve.”

The address of UTTRGV-McAllen is 1800 S. Main Street, McAllen. The event takes place in Suite 1100.

To register, email Rio Grande Guardian editor Steve Taylor at [email protected] If you have questions call Steve at 956-605-9380.

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