Sam Roberts

New York Times Reporter

Sam Roberts appears in the following:

National Census Outreach Picks Up Steam

Monday, March 15, 2010

Check your mailbox, you may have already received a letter warning of the imminent arrival of your mandatory census questionnaire. But did you know that answering those questions is vitally important for the funding of local, regional and nationally funded programs? Or that the information you put in remains confidential for 70 years?

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New Formula Finds Higher Rate of Elderly Living in Poverty

Thursday, March 04, 2010

The federal government is thinking about implementing a new formula to calculate poverty. The new formula would increase the number of poor from 13.2 percent to 15.8 percent. The striking change comes among the elderly, where under the new measure, 18.7 percent of people 65-years-old and over are under the poverty line. That's 7.1 million Americans and an increase from 9.7 percent.

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The 400

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sarah Henry, chief curator at the Museum of the City of New York and for their book NEW YORK 400: A Visual History of America’s Greatest City with Images from The Museum of the City of New York, and Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for the New York ...

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Americans are staying put (but not entirely by choice)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Americans have stopped moving! And the economy is to blame. While this isn't particularly revelatory, our partners at the New York Times are reporting that fewer Americans moved last ...

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Social Entrepreneur

Monday, March 09, 2009

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times and the author of A Kind of Genius: Herb Sturz and Society’s Toughest Problems, profiles one of the founders of the Vera Institute for Justice and explains why he thinks social entrepreneurship can help save the American ...

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Unsung Hero

Monday, March 09, 2009

Herb Sturz, founder of the Vera Institute of Justice, is one of New York’s most overlooked social champions. Sam Roberts talks about his new book that profiles Sturz’s quest to tackle some of society’s toughest problems. Plus, Steve Coll decides to read every single word of the 407-page stimulus bill ...