Joe Kokenge was a computer-assisted reporting specialist at ProPublica. Previously, he was a digital content editor at the Des Moines Register. He graduated from the University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism where he was a graduate assistant at IRE's National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting. He has worked on CAR projects for CBS affiliates in Miami and Los Angeles, the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., and other media organizations both large and small. Before discovering computers and journalism, Joe was a diligent student of Latin and Ancient Greek.
Once again, we’ve taken all the data used on the government’s stimulus Web site, Recovery.gov, spiffed it up and added thousands of other recovery spending records — the law doesn't require all recipients to report to Recovery.gov.