Lena V. 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.
The many ways we act by default (without even knowing it).
The story behind a graphic on insurance that turned into an unlikely viral hit.
How design keeps you from screwing up and prevents disaster when you do.
ProPublica will award scholarships to five journalism students to attend the NAHJ/NABJ Annual Convention this summer.
Your risk of getting killed by a car goes up with every mile per hour.
What words look like matters — in some cases, a whole lot.
Every year at dividend time, demand to borrow German stocks spikes.
Here are the top 10 ways unscrupulous landlords take advantage of tenants, and what you can do about it.
The U.S. government has wasted billions of dollars in Afghanistan, and until now, no one has added it all up. Project after project blundered ahead ignoring history, culture and warnings of failure. And Congress has barely blinked as the financial toll has mounted. Here’s just what the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction found. See for yourself how that money could have been used at home.
Five criminals in far-flung parts of the world, five D.E.A. sting operations, five dubious links between drugs and terror. The characters are different but the story remains the same. Authorities said each case demonstrated alliances between terrorists and drug traffickers, but most of the alleged links fell apart in court. Here’s how narco-terrorism cases are made.
Benefits for the same body part can differ dramatically depending on which company you work for.
Homeschooling has been legal throughout the United States for about 25 years, but regulations vary dramatically across the country. Use our map to compare how laws vary by state.
We've updated our database of Medicare’s payments to individual doctors and other health professionals serving the 49 million seniors and disabled in its Part B program.
How we made a news app to compare doctors Medicare billing patterns.
ProPublica is working hard to increase the diversity of our workplace. Here’s what we’re up to:
Pharmaceutical and medical device companies paid billions to doctors from late 2013 through 2014, new data shows. Search for your doctor in our interactive database.