Visual Investigations Producer
Lucas Waldron is ProPublica’s visual investigations producer. Previously, he was a social visuals and graphics producer.
Waldron is a motion graphics journalist focused on storytelling across social media platforms. His work has previously been published by The New York Times and KQED.
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The ideas in a treatise by Brenton Tarrant, the alleged gunman responsible for the massacres at two New Zealand mosques, are also circulating on many of the world’s most popular social media platforms.
The bureau’s image unit has linked defendants to crime photographs for decades using unproven techniques and baseless statistics.
The IRS is underfunded and understaffed. One result: audits of the wealthy are rapidly declining.
Reporting by ProPublica and the South Bend Tribune revealed a history of corruption and police abuse in Elkhart. This video, obtained through a public records request, shows police officers punching and kicking a handcuffed man.
A confusing web of state policies determine if and how a trans person can update their IDs. And not doing so can increase the risk of discrimination and violence.
The way cops in Jacksonville and other jurisdictions investigate the murders of transgender women adds insult to injury and may be delaying justice.
We’re investigating the barriers transgender and gender-nonconforming people face in changing their name or gender marker on government-issued IDs.
Inside New York’s private garbage industry there’s fatal accidents; brutal work conditions; suspicious unions and lax oversight.
Vasilios Pistolis, a Marine, took part in the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and later bragged about it online with other members of Atomwaffen, an extremist group preparing for a race war.
Senators held Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to account today, grilling him while often citing our investigations. You can help keep Facebook accountable, too.
A group of young white supremacists, known as the Rise Above Movement, coordinated violence at rallies in Charlottesville, VA and across California cities. We identified some of the group members using social media posts and the group’s own propaganda.
New York prosecutors were preparing a case. Then the D.A. overruled his staff after a visit from a top donor.
New York City’s crime lab has been a pioneer nationally in analyzing especially difficult DNA samples. Now these DNA analysis methods are under the microscope, with scientists questioning their validity.
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