This hands-on session introduces media students, professionals and educators to using FRED (a free economic data aggregator with access to 800K+ data series) to easily create data visualizations that help tell the story behind the numbers. The flagship database from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis allows users of data to ground abstract economic concepts in realistic and relevant contexts. Participants will learn how to use data to answer questions like: What is the value of women’s domestic labor that goes unpaid? How did the COVID-19-induced recession impact men’s and women’s employment? What fraction of the labor force do workers with a disability represent?
Participants will learn to find and understand data series from sources like Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census, Federal Reserve, etc.; develop data literacy and numeracy skills; build and read FRED graphs; and connect with the Federal Reserve and access economic sources.
Here is the link to the Zoom webinar:https://stlouisfed-org.zoomgov.com/j/1619699325?pwd=RFpsL2N6K0YyUDg2RU9Tc2UzSTJoQT09