Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Faculty – Assistant Professor of Data Journalism

Jennifer LaFleur, a data journalist, editor and long-time teacher of data journalists, joined the school’s faculty in August 2023.

At Berkeley Journalism, LaFleur is charged with broadening and deepening training in data journalism, including helping students in every medium strengthen their stories by relying on quantitative analysis and deep data-driven research. She teaches data journalism courses, works with newsrooms and the school’s Investigative Reporting Program and will play a leadership role in designing and launching a new fully online master’s degree in visual and data journalism.

LaFleur was formerly a senior editor at the Center for Public Integrity, an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit newsroom that focuses on investigating inequality. She joined Public Integrity from the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she was data journalist in residence. LaFleur previously served as a senior editor for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she managed an award-winning team of data journalists, investigative reporters and fellows.

LaFleur’s journalism career includes serving as the director of data journalism at ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom, and similar roles at The Dallas Morning News and other newspapers. She is a former training director for Investigative Reporters & Editors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting, and previously served on IRE’s board of directors. She is a board member of the Fund for Investigative Journalism, an independent grant-making organization, and is a member of the advisory board for the National Center for Disability and Journalism, a nonprofit, educational organization that provides support and training to improve representation of disability in the media.


Sec. Title Time Location
001 J207 Research Methods
Fall 2023
W 1:30pm–4:30pm 142 North Gate (LMC) — 142 North Gate (LMC)
J207 Research Methods
Fall 2024
001 J221 Intro to Visualizing Data
Fall 2024
Wed, 9am-12pm 106 North Gate (Upper News) — 106 North Gate (Upper News)
001 J221 Introduction to Data Visualization
Fall 2023
TU 9am–12pm 108 North Gate (Lower News) — 108 North Gate (Lower News)
001 J225 Datify Your Captstone Project
Fall 2024
Tue, 9am-12pm 106 North Gate (Upper News) — 106 North Gate (Upper News)
010 J298 Covering Inequality with Data
Spring 2024
Wed 9am–12pm 106 North Gate (Upper News) — 106 North Gate (Upper News)