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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.

House Seats vs. Popular Vote

New Year's Resolution: Learn to Code

Want to learn to code this year? Here's our handy beginner's guide to get you started.

Use Our Nursing Home Inspect Widget on Your Site

We made it easy to search nursing home inspection reports right from your own website.

Two Deaths, Wildly Different Penalties: The Big Disparities in Nursing Home Oversight

ProPublica’s updated Nursing Home Inspect tool shows that government fails to ensure consistent penalties for nursing homes in different states.

Nursing Home Inspect

We've updated our app with new data and a new design, making it easier to find nursing home problems in your state.

What’s New In Nursing Home Inspect

Pipeline Safety Tracker

Every year the nation's oil and natural gas pipelines suffer hundreds of ruptures and spills. We map major pipeline accidents from 1986 to the present.

Pipelines Explained: How Safe are America's 2.5 Million Miles of Pipelines?

While pipelines are generally regarded as safe, critics blame insufficient oversight and old pipes for the hundreds of accidents that occur every year. We explain how pipelines fail.

Interactive: Stacking Up the Administration's Drone Claims

How the government talks about a drone program it won't acknowledge exists.

A Scorecard For This Summer’s Bank Scandals

What We Found Using Nursing Home Inspect

We’ve made it easy to search nearly 118,000 deficiencies found during government inspections at 14,565 nursing homes nationwide.

Big Pharma's Big Fines

Interactive: How Obama Drone Death Claims Stack Up

Obama administration assertions about the number of civilians killed by U.S. drone strikes have varied widely. We charted every claim we could find.

How a Map That Wasn't a Map Became a Map

Why and how we mapped state money for homeowners.

Where Are the Foreclosure Deal Millions Going in Your State?

We contacted every state to see how they are spending the money they received from the foreclosure settlement. Here’s the most comprehensive breakdown available anywhere.

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