FREE webinar on data visualizations this Friday

SIUE’s Student Publications invites you to attend Storytelling with FRED® Data  — a free webinar on creating data visualizations — at 1 p.m. Friday.


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:

Diego Mendez-Carbajo of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will lead the session. He regularly facilitates workshops on active learning with data at regional and national academic conferences. Before joining the Research Division, Diego was a college professor of economics for 19 years. He has published broadly on the topic of teaching and learning with data. He regularly contributes to the FRED Blog and currently serves as an associate editor of The American Economist.
FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data) is a free economic database that contains over 819,000 US and international time series from over 100 sources. FRED is used by researchers, journalists, analysts, and data enthusiasts alike to visualize, save, and download data. In the last year alone, we have added over 200,000 new time series and improved several of our key features, such as the mapping and search tools. In 2022, FRED saw over 12 million visitors looking to learn more about economic data.