Ken Schwencke is the editor of our news applications team, which creates interactive databases and graphics. Ken has been with ProPublica since 2016, where he has worked on our award-winning Electionland project, ran our database of nonprofit data, and reported on LGBTQ issues and white supremacists. Previously, he worked on The New York Times’ interactive news team and the Los Angeles Times data desk. He has a journalism degree from The University of Florida.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation has been trying to learn more about why so many victims of potential hate crimes — more than 50 percent annually according to the feds — don’t file complaints with the authorities.
Newly released data shows ZIP codes where rents could suddenly jump for rent-stabilized apartments.
The gaps in data damage efforts to understand the nature and scope of violence driven by racial and religious hatred.
Cloudflare, a major content delivery company, responds to concerns about the safety of those who object to disturbing material on the web.
Cloudflare, a prominent San Francisco outfit, provides services to neo-Nazi sites like The Daily Stormer, including giving them personal information on people who complain about their content.
White supremacists have targeted college campuses, causing upset and gaining attention.
Browse examples of anti-Semitic graffiti collected as part of our “Documenting Hate” project.
ProPublica’s Documenting Hate project recorded more than 330 reports of anti-Semitic incidents during a three-month span, from early November to early February.
A timeline of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers and other organizations
We’ve mapped more than 450,000 New York City eviction cases filed between January 2013 and June 2015. Look up your building to see its recent eviction cases and whether it may be rent-stabilized.
Has Trump emboldened extremists? Some disquieting early returns.
There is considerable anxiety about the potential for violence after a bitter national election. The data kept on hate crimes won’t reassure anyone.
One way to predict how the 2016 election will run is to look at how things went the last time we elected a president.
This new tool, updated every 15 minutes, collects huge amounts of election data and reports the most interesting details, in real time, about campaign finance filings, congressional votes, polls, forecasts, Google search trends, and more.