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Jennifer LaFleur

Director of Computer Assisted Reporting

Jennifer LaFleur was ProPublica's director of computer-assisted reporting (CAR). She was also the CAR editor starting in 2003 for The Dallas Morning News, where she worked on the investigative team. She has directed CAR at the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and was IREâs first training director. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. Ms. LaFleur is the co-author of IREâs Mapping for Stories: A Computer-Assisted Reporting Guide.

Are the Criticisms of the Gov’s Stimulus Site Legit?

Critics have been vocal about the flaws in the first big release of data on Recovery.gov, the federal stimulus-reporting Web site. But despite gaps in job numbers and the appearance of phantom congressional districts, the error rate in this database isn't so bad.

ProPublica's FAQ for Recovery.gov

Stimulus Contracts Tracker

What companies in your area have received highway stimulus funds?

DOJ Says It's Pushing Agencies on Openness

Leadership PACs: Let the Good Times Roll

A Rare Victory for Disability Rights in Florida

Foreign Lobbyist Influence Tracker

Which foreign countries are lobbying the U.S. Congress, and for what purposes? In partnership with the Sunlight Foundation.

One Foreign Actor We Didn't Expect To Discover

Opening the Window on Foreign Lobbying

Obama Hedges on Mandatory Community Services

Chart: Approved Highway Stimulus Projects

What highways stimulus projects have been approved?

Obama Boosts In-Home Services for the Disabled

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