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.
A lack of reliable hate crime data has left authorities with neither a complete understanding of such incidents nor the tools needed to address them, ProPublica reported. A bill Biden just signed will start to address that.
We’ve tackled a few of the most common questions from the public and journalists, including what data we received and what we did and didn’t publish.
Are You in Coronavirus Quarantine? Tell Us What Authorities Told You So We Can Make Sure It’s Right.
We’re collecting instructions state and local health departments have given about coronavirus quarantines. Help us hear from every state and city.
Over the last year and a half, U.S. dioceses and religious orders covering most of the Catholics in the country have released lists of what they regard as “credibly accused” abusers who have served in their ranks. You can search these lists in our interactive database.
Durante el pasado año y medio, diócesis y órdenes religiosas en los Estados Unidos, que cubren la mayoría de la población católica del país, emitieron listas de los abusadores "con acusaciones creíbles" que han servido en sus filas. Puede hacer búsquedas en las listas por medio de nuestra base de datos interactiva. Esta sección estará disponible en español próximamente.
Search the full text of nearly 3 million nonprofit IRS filings, including investments and grants given to other nonprofits.
Search the full text of over 9.6 million tax filing documents going back as far as 2001.
Residents of poor and rural counties have to drive farther than others to get to the polls during early balloting. Our map lets you explore the data.
Election Day is only weeks away. Find out how — and how well — your county or town handles election administration.
Video: For Trans People, It’s Difficult and Costly to Update an ID. But It Can Also Be Dangerous Not To.
A confusing web of state policies determine if and how a trans person can update their IDs. And not doing so can increase the risk of discrimination and violence.
The way cops in Jacksonville and other jurisdictions investigate the murders of transgender women adds insult to injury and may be delaying justice.
We’re investigating the barriers transgender and gender-nonconforming people face in changing their name or gender marker on government-issued IDs.
We found 100 facilities holding immigrant children and have mapped 88 of them. Help us find out more about the facilities and the children being held there.
Hemos encontrado 100 instalaciones donde están los menores inmigrantes y hemos mapeado 79 de ellas. Ayúdanos a descubrir más sobre los centros y albergues y sobre los niños que están en ellos.
We found inconsistencies in how local law enforcement agencies across the country report hate crimes to the federal government. Here’s how you can use the data to report local stories.
The FBI relies on local law enforcement agencies to identify and report crimes motivated by bias, but many agencies fumble this task.
Only a fraction of bias crimes ever get reported. Fewer still get successfully prosecuted. Perhaps the widespread lack of training for frontline officers has something to do with that.
FBI statistics on hate crimes remain frustratingly inadequate. Here are some of the jurisdictions where low or nonexistent reporting leave us with known unknowns.
The 20-year-old founder of BitMitigate said he had taken on the neo-Nazi website because he believes in free speech and because, “I thought it would really get my service out there.”
The web services company Cloudflare appears to have ended its relationship with the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer.