Series Highlights Of 'Tracking The Census' NPR's Hansi Lo Wang uncovers under-the-radar decisions, legal battles and scandals surrounding the run-up to the 2020 census through in-depth audio and digital reporting.
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Series Highlights Of 'Tracking The Census'

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Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y. (center) speaks outside Manhattan federal court in 2018 with other critics of the citizenship question the Trump administration wants to add to the 2020 census. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y. (center) speaks outside Manhattan federal court in 2018 with other critics of the citizenship question the Trump administration wants to add to the 2020 census.

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NPR's Hansi Lo Wang uncovers under-the-radar decisions, legal battles and scandals surrounding the run-up to the 2020 census through in-depth audio and digital reporting.

His work leads national news coverage about the constitutionally mandated head count of every person living in the U.S.

In 2018, he broke the news of an internal Justice Department discussion about whether federal law protecting the confidentiality of census responses may eventually be reconsidered. The story prompted three U.S. senators to write a letter to the department. Through his reporting, the AP cited NPR as the first news outlet to report on Trump administration emails released for the legal battle over the citizenship question. According to The New York Times, he "provided some of the best running coverage" of the citizenship question trial in New York.

You can listen to highlights of his audio reporting here:

Series Highlights Of 'Tracking The Census'

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Here are highlights of his digital reporting:

"2020 Census Will Ask White People More About Their Ethnicities"

"How The 2020 Census Citizenship Question Ended Up In Court"

"Officials Botched 2020 Census Printing Contract, Report Finds"

"Commerce Secretary Grew Impatient Over Census Citizenship Question, Emails Reveal"

"Commerce Secretary Now Recalls Discussing Citizenship Question With Steve Bannon"

"DOJ, Asked About Census Confidentiality, Crafted Intentionally Vague Answer"

"2020 Census Will Ask About Same-Sex Relationships"

"2020 Census Will Ask Black People About Their Exact Origins"

"No Middle Eastern Or North African Category On 2020 Census, Bureau Says"