Jennifer LaFleur is the director of computer-assisted reporting for ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that does investigative reporting in the public interest. She also writes about open-government issues.
She previously was CAR editor for The Dallas Morning News, where she also wrote a regular column on public records. She also wrote a similar column for the San Jose Mercury News.
LaFleur is on the board of directors of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas and has testified before the Texas Legislature on open-records issues.
In 2003, she was a journalism fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
LaFleur has directed CAR at the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and was Investigative Reporters and Editor’s first training director. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open-government issues. LaFleur is the co-author of IRE’s Mapping for Stories: A Computer-Assisted Reporting Guide.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.