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Lena Groeger is a journalist/developer/designer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and other data-driven projects. She also teaches design and data visualization at 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 creating graphics and news apps in the public interest.

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Lost Cause

Seeing America Through the Losing Candidates’ Map, Now Updated With 2016 Election Data

Tracking Evictions and Rent Stabilization in NYC

Since 1994, the City Council and state legislature have gradually dismantled legal protections for New York City tenants, giving landlords an incentive to hike rents and evict lower-income tenants. We’ve mapped more than 450,000 New York City eviction cases filed between January 2013 and June 2015.

Updated Dollars for Docs

We’ve updated Dollars for Docs. It now includes payments made from August 2013 through December 2015 — some $6.25 billion in payments to more than 800,000 doctors.

We’ve Updated Prescriber Checkup with 2014 Data

Use this tool to compare how your doctor prescribes medications in Medicare's drug program with other doctors in the same specialty and state. Our data includes information on drug costs and prescriptions for risky drugs.

Disenfranchised by Bad Design

There is in fact a widespread problem with ballots in the United States: they’re often horribly designed.

If It Needs a Sign, It’s Probably Bad Design

More words won’t solve your design problem.

Election DataBot

This new tool, updated every 15 minutes, collects huge amounts of election data and reports the most interesting details, in real time, about campaign finance filings, congressional votes, polls, forecasts, Google search trends, and more.

Discrimination by Design

The many ways design decisions treat people unequally.

Looks Can Kill: The Deadly Results of Flawed Design

From automobiles to software, poorly designed products just might kill you.

Set It and Forget It: How Default Settings Rule the World

The many ways we act by default (without even knowing it).

5 Things I Learned Making a Chart Out of Body Parts

The story behind a graphic on insurance that turned into an unlikely viral hit.

Too Human (Not) to Fail

How design keeps you from screwing up and prevents disaster when you do.

Announcing our Five NAHJ/NABJ Scholarship Recipients!

ProPublica will award scholarships to five journalism students to attend the NAHJ/NABJ Convention

Unsafe at Many Speeds

Your risk of getting killed by a car goes up with every mile per hour.

How Typography Can Save Your Life

What words look like matters — in some cases, a whole lot.

Tax Avoidance Has a Heartbeat

Every year at dividend time, demand to borrow German stocks spikes.

Wear Patterns: How What’s Missing Can Help Us See Data Better

What answers can we find by looking at data that appears in the real world as a byproduct of what has been “used up” or “worn down”? What can we tell from what’s left over?

How Information Graphics Reveal Your Brain’s Blind Spots

Our brains fool us all the time. And we typically have no idea that it’s happening.

Students! ProPublica Wants to Pay for You to Attend NAHJ/NABJ: Apply Now!

We are proud to announce that for the first time ever, ProPublica is sponsoring need-based scholarships to attend the 2016 NABJ and NAHJ Annual Convention, to be held in Washington, D.C. this summer.

Renter Beware: Ten Ways Unscrupulous Landlords Cheat NYC Tenants

Here are the top 10 ways unscrupulous landlords take advantage of tenants, and what you can do about it.
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