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Lena Groeger

News Applications Developer

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Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real-world consequences. She is on the board of the Society for News Design and has taught classes on design and data visualization at NYU, The New School and CUNY. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She is particularly excited about the intersection of cognitive science and design, as well as telling stories with real-world impact.

We’ve Updated Prescriber Checkup

Medicare’s popular prescription-drug program serves more than 42 million people and pays for more than one of every four prescriptions written nationwide. Use this tool to find and compare doctors and other providers in Part D in 2015.

The Immigration Effect

There’s a way for President Trump to boost the economy by 4 percent, but he probably won’t like it.

Meet the ProPublica Data Institute Class of 2017

We're thrilled to announce the 12 outstanding journalists who will be joining us for the ProPublica Data Institute this year.

Announcing ProPublica’s 12 Diversity Scholarship Recipients

These 12 talented journalists will get $500 each to attend NAHJ, NABJ, AAJA or NAJA.

When the Designer Shows Up In the Design

How our assumptions, perspectives, intuitions — and yes, our biases — shape what we design and how we design it.

Students! ProPublica Wants to Pay For You to Attend NAHJ, NABJ, AAJA or NAJA

We’re awarding 12 scholarships to students across the country. Apply!

New York State Subsidy Tracker

We’re tracking the state’s growing portfolio of business subsidies.

What ProPublica Is Doing About Diversity in 2017

Here are our own internal statistics, plus the steps we’re taking to create a diverse newsroom and a more inclusive journalism community.

Learn Data, Design and Code for Journalism. Apply for ProPublica’s 2017 Data Institute!

ProPublica is proud to open applications for our 2017 Data Institute, a free 11-day intensive workshop on how to use data, design and programming for journalism.

Lost Cause

Seeing America through the losing candidates’ map, now updated with 2016 election data

Tracking Evictions and Rent Stabilization in NYC

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.

Updated Dollars for Docs

We’ve updated Dollars for Docs. It now includes payments made from August 2013 through December 2015 — some $6.25 billion in payments to more than 800,000 doctors.

We've Updated Prescriber Checkup with 2014 Data

Use this tool to compare how your doctor prescribes medications in Medicare's drug program with other doctors in the same specialty and state. Our data includes information on drug costs and prescriptions for risky drugs.

Disenfranchised by Bad Design

There is in fact a widespread problem with ballots in the United States: they’re often horribly designed.

If It Needs a Sign, It’s Probably Bad Design

More words won’t solve your design problem.

Election DataBot

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.

Discrimination by Design

The many ways design decisions treat people unequally.

Looks Can Kill: The Deadly Results of Flawed Design

From automobiles to software, poorly designed products just might kill you.

Set It and Forget It: How Default Settings Rule the World

The many ways we act by default (without even knowing it).

5 Things I Learned Making a Chart Out of Body Parts

The story behind a graphic on insurance that turned into an unlikely viral hit.

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