The U.S. Census Bureau will hold an online news conference to announce the findings from its annual report: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2008
. This report contains the official national findings from the Current Population Survey (CPS).
The Web conference will consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation. There will be no physical event associated with this Web conference. Information on accessing the Web conference is provided below.
Reporters will be able to ask questions via the audio conference once the presentation is complete. Broadcast quality video sound bites on the findings will be available online. For information about setting up an interview with a subject matter expert, see below.
Note: Local data for income, poverty and health insurance coverage will be available Tuesday, Sept. 22, when the Census Bureau releases new socio-economic, housing and demographic data from the 2008 American Community Survey.
Thursday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. EDT
David Johnson, chief, Housing
and Household Economic Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau
The CPS report, data tables, news and video sound bites release will be posted online
shortly after the Web conference begins and can be accessed by clicking on the income, poverty and
health insurance icon in the top left corner of the Census Bureau’s home page <www.census.gov
Audio conference ― access information
Toll free number: 888-810-9649
Participant passcode: 2010 CENSUS
Online presentation ― access information
Please login early, as some setup is required.
Conference/meeting number: PW8906246
Conference/meeting passcode: 2010 CENSUS
Media who wish to set up a radio interview with a Census Bureau subject matter expert on income, poverty and health insurance coverage should contact Rick Reed, Public Information Office at 301-763-2812 or 301-763-7104.
On-camera video interviews following the Web conference:
Media wishing to tape on-camera interviews should notify Paul Shaw,
Public Information Office at 301-763-3042 or 301-763-7104.
As stated above, the Census Bureau will have online video sound bites
for broadcast media to download and use.