Lena Groeger

I'm a journalist, designer and developer living in New York City. I work at ProPublica making interactive graphics and other data-driven projects. I teach classes and workshops on design, coding and data visualization, and sometimes write or speak about them. I also like running (a lot).

Feel free to get in touch! You can send me an or find me on the internet:

Work

Talks & Teaching

2016

Meat Charts: Talk at Information+ Conference, Vancouver

ProPublica Data Institute: Two-week Workshop at ProPublica, New York

Make a Website from Scratch: Workshop at New York University, New York

Seeing the Error of Your Ways: Talk at Malofiej Conference, Spain

Intro to Data Journalism: Workshop at New York University, New York

Visualizing Data: Course at The New School, Journalism + Design, New York

2015

Design & Social Graphics: Workshop at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York

Design for Journalists: Talk at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York

Use Science for Better Data Journalism Projects: Talk at Data Labs Conference, Germany

Design Principles for News Apps: Workshop at Global Investigative Journalism Conference, Norway

Data Viz for Journalists: Talk at Global Investigative Journalism Conference, Norway

Intro to Data & Code: Workshop at National Association of Hispanic Journalists Conference, Orlando

Visualizing Data: Course at The New School, Journalism + Design, New York

Design & Presentation: Course at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, New York

How to Build Better Newsrooms with Better Language: Workshop at SRCCON Conference, Minneapolis

Make Photoshop Work For You: Workshop at Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference, Philadelphia

That's the Power of Loops: Talk at OpenVis Conference, Boston

Design/Viz: What to Do, What Not to Do: Workshop at NICAR Conference, Atlanta

How to Use Loops to Explain Anything + Gifs: Workshop at NICAR Conference, Atlanta

Making Timelines: Workshop at NICAR Conference, Atlanta

Data Visualization & Design: Workshop at New York University, New York

2014

Data Journalism: Workshop at the Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism, Prague

Women and Code: Talk at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York

Think Small: the Power of Wee Things: Talk at OpenVis Conference, Boston

Impact, or, things I've learned about telling stories at ProPublica: Talk at Data Visualization Meetup, New York

DataViz for everyone: A practical guide to going responsive: Talk at NICAR Conference, Baltimore

2013

Science Journalism: Talk at World Conference of Science Journalists, Helsinki

Coding for the Future: The Rise of Hacker Journalism: Talk at West Virginia University, West Virginia

Timelines: Workshop at NICAR Conference, Louisville

CAR and News Apps: Talk at NICAR Conference, Louisville

Data Visualization: Workshop at ScienceOnline Conference, Raleigh

Awards & Recognition

2016

Insult to Injury: Winner in Explanatory, Loeb Award

Insult to Injury: Winner for Public Service and Finalist in Business Investigative Reporting, Deadline Club

Insult to Injury: Winner of IRE Medal Print/Online Large, Investigative Reporters and Editors

Insult to Injury: Finalist, Livingston Awards for Young Journalists

Workers Comp Benefits: How Much is a Limb Worth? Bronze Medal, Malofiej

2015

Insult to Injury: Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, Online News Association

Individual Portfolio: Award of Excellence, Society for News Design

Treatment Tracker: Silver Medal, Society for News Design

2014

The Prescribers: Philip Meyer Award, Investigative Reporters and Editors

ER Wait Watcher: Finalist in Health Care Reporting, Online News Association

Overdose: Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, Online News Association

ER Wait Watcher: Silver Medal, Malofiej

Individual Portfolio: Award of Excellence, Society for News Design

2013

Pipeline Safety Tracker: Silver Medal, Society for News Design

Nursing Home Inspect: Silver Medal, Society for News Design

Individual Portfolio: Award of Excellence, Society for News Design