Lena V. Groeger

Graphics Director

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Lena V. Groeger is the graphics director at ProPublica, where she oversees a team of interactive visual storytellers who create information graphics and graphical stories. She has been recognized for her work through numerous awards, including the Malofiej Awards for Infographics and the Society for News Design awards. She has taught classes on design and data visualization at New York University, The New School and City University of New York, and she’s a founding member of the Data Institute, a two-week workshop where journalists learn about design, data and code.

Prior to joining ProPublica in 2011, she covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She has a degree in science journalism from NYU.

New York Court Affirms Towns’ Powers to Ban Fracking

New York communities gain new authority to determine who can frack in their town.

Federal Rules to Disclose Fracking Chemicals Could Come with Exceptions

New proposed federal regulations would require drillers to disclose the names and concentrations of the chemicals they use, but would allow exemptions for substances deemed trade secrets.

Komen's Contortions: a Timeline of the Charity’s Shifting Story on Planned Parenthood

The Komen foundation's decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood set off such an uproar that the charity quickly gave it back. We trace how their explanations changed along the way.

From Gung-Ho to Uh-Oh: Charting the Government’s Moves on Fracking

Fracking has only recently become a household word, but government involvement with the drilling technique goes back decades. We trace officials' moves -- and levels of caution -- over time.

$10 Million Fine on Red Cross Highlights Its Troubled History of Blood Services

The nation’s largest supplier of blood has been hit with yet another big fine for longstanding problems with its blood services.

Inside Romney’s Tax Returns: A Reading Guide

Mitt Romney released 550 pages of tax returns Tuesday. News organizations are making their way through them. Here’s our guide to where to look to make sense of the numbers.

Little Progress in Congress on Push for Forensic Standards

Efforts to reform forensic science have struggled with the issue of how independent a new national agency would be.

Giffords May Get Better Brain-Injury Care Than Most of Her Constituents

Because of a lack of research and spotty insurance coverage, thousands of Americans with brain injuries don’t receive the comprehensive treatment they need.

New Bill Would Put Taxpayer-Funded Science Behind Pay Walls

Want to read the results of the biomedical research you helped pay for? You can find it for free. Now, two House members have introduced a bill — with the backing of big medical publishers — that would force taxpayers to pay for access.

Underwater Homeowners May Swim Freely

Pundits argue that when homeowners owe more on their house than it's worth, they find it hard to move to find jobs. One economist challenges the very foundation of their claim.

New Technologies in the Works to Detect Brain Injuries

Handheld devices and blood tests that could give medical personnel quick, reliable ways to test for concussions in the field are advancing, but remain a few years away.

Speeding Up Security: The TSA Wants to Screen Before They Scan

PreCheck, a TSA initiative, offers travelers expedited security screening if they allow the agency to track their flying habits and to collect other personal information.

Our Guide to the Best Coverage on Rick Santorum and His Record

The best reading on former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum to help you cut through the horse-race coverage and get oriented.

Congress Moves Toward Tougher Stand on Pipeline Safety, But is it Enough?

A new bill takes a step towards addressing serious flaws in the nation’s oil and gas pipeline safety standards, in response to over a year of deadly accidents.

Dollars for Docs: See What Payments Your Doctor May Be Getting From Drug Companies

Has Your Doctor Received Drug Company Money?

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