Morgan Finn

Public Data: Another Tragedy of the Government Shutdown

The impact of the government shutdown, the longest in history and entering its 26th day, is extensive—from food safety worries to tax return concerns to many individuals and families struggling without paychecks. An often overlooked government function that has ceased operating in many cases is the collection and dissemination of public data. How will the shutdown affect the government’s efforts? As Drew DeSilver in an article for the Pew Research Center notes, there isn’t a single, clear answer: some data…

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January 2019 Data Storytelling

In our Data Storytelling workshop, we bring together best practices in data reporting and data visualization, as we guide participants through several exercises to learn how to create effective data stories. Participants will benefit most if they have engaged with our introductory workshop, Data Basics. We ask that participants bring their own laptops to be able to practice and engage in some of the activities.

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December 2018 Newsletter: Census ACS Estimates Released, Explore Data with New CTData Tool

  December 6, 2018 Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest CTData news and events! What’s New in Data The Census ACS 5-Year Estimates (2013-2017) are Here!   CTData has created a new tool to help navigate data from the ACS 5-year estimates (2013-2017). Click here or the image above to view our interactive webpage where you can choose from select tables for Connecticut towns and census tracts. Head to our blog to learn more about the estimates for…

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Census 2020 Kickoff Agenda, Registration, and Parking

Our Census 2020 Kickoff is less than a week away! View the agenda above to get a sneak preview of the day’s events. Just as a reminder, the Census 2020 Kickoff is on Tuesday, 12/11 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at 10 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. Light breakfast will be served. If you haven’t registered yet, click here or the agenda above to R.S.V.P. Spots are filling quickly! If you’ve already registered, we’re excited you can join us! Please email mfinn@ctdata.org…

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Join Us: 12/11 Census 2020 Kickoff!

Join us on Tuesday, December 11th for our Census 2020 Kickoff event at our offices at 10 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. Hear from the Lt. Governor-Elect, the Mayor of Hartford, the Census Regional Director, the State’s Chief Data Officer, and other elected officials about the plans for Connecticut with Census 2020. Learn about the impact the census will have on federal dollars into Connecticut, how the data are used for representation, and how you can get involved. Click here to…

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October 2018 Newsletter: New Data Stories, New Workshops and We’re Hiring!

  October 1, 2018     Wow, it’s a busy month in data! Check out our new data stories and events. We hope to see you this fall!     Regional Data Stories       A startling statistic from the North Central Regional Data Story. Click the image or head to the website to learn more.    Created in partnership with DCF’s Connect program, these stories provide an overview of the well-being of children and families in the six…

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