Journalist and programmer. Building @propublica's @electionland. Formerly @nytimes @latimes. Go Gators.
Ken’s work on Source
- How (and Why) ProPublica Got Into the Elections Game
- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Elections Scraping
- How to Break News While You Sleep
- For Journalism: How it Started, Where it’s Going
Articles by Ken
How (and Why) ProPublica Got Into the Elections Game
A Q&A with the team behind Electionland and the Election DataBotPosted on
Yesterday morning, ProPublica announced two new projects: Electionland, a large-scale intiative to report on voting access and problems in the upcoming US elections, and Election DataBot, a comprehensive election-info data tracker and feed.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Elections Scraping
The Fine Art of Anticipating and Catching Errors in Deeply Weird DataPosted on
Jeremy Merrill and Ken Schwencke explore the fine art of anticipating and catching errors while wrangling the eccentricities of US elections data.
How to Break News While You Sleep
The LAT Data Desk’s Ken Schwencke on smoke, mirrors, and madlibsPosted on
Around 6:25 a.m. I was awakened by a jolt from slipping tectonic plates. The tremor didn’t last very long, and as soon as my window stopped rattling my first thought was to check for an email.