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.
Four months after the Newtown tragedy, the Senate resoundingly defeats gun control legislation. We break down how Senators voted on the bill.
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We made it easy to search nursing home inspection reports right from your own website.
ProPublica’s updated Nursing Home Inspect tool shows that government fails to ensure consistent penalties for nursing homes in different states.
We've updated our app with new data and a new design, making it easier to find nursing home problems in your state.
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.
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.
How the government talks about a drone program it won't acknowledge exists.
We’ve made it easy to search nearly 118,000 deficiencies found during government inspections at 14,565 nursing homes nationwide.
Obama administration assertions about the number of civilians killed by U.S. drone strikes have varied widely. We charted every claim we could find.
Why and how we mapped state money for homeowners.