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Scott Klein

Deputy Managing Editor

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Scott directs a team of journalist/programmers building large interactive software projects that tell journalistic stories, and that make complex national statistics relevant to readers and their communities.

ProPublica’s news application team’s awards include three Online Journalism Awards for General Excellence, nine Malofiej International Infographics Award medals, the Data Journalism Award Jurors Choice Award, and 34 Society for News Design Awards of Excellence, including special recognition for “defining the design language of data-driven news apps.” The team maintains a blog at A full list of their projects is at

Scott is also co-founder of DocumentCloud, a two-time recipient of the Knight News Challenge. DocumentCloud is a service that helps news organizations search, manage and present their source documents.

How to Email Scott Securely: Scott's GnuPG/PGP key is available on the Ubuntu keyserver. The key ID is 25CD068D and the fingerprint is E9E6 7198 3AD8 65C0 CFA7 90F6 CA10 B90D 25CD 068D

Announcing the ProPublica News Apps Fellowship

The ProPublica News Apps desk is looking for a smart, technically-savvy journalist to join our team for a pilot project we’re calling a News Applications Fellowship.

Adaptive Design, Fixed Widths and Tablets

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How We Made Look Better on Your Smartphone

In order to make our site more welcoming for the increasing number of you who read us on your smartphones, we've redesigned and re-engineered the site so that people on small screens will automatically see a version of the site optimized to fit them.

Behold: ProPublica's Android App

Readers with Android-based smartphones will be able to keep up on all of ProPublica's latest stories, long-term investigations, and even our daily links to the best investigative journalism from around the web

Open Source Project: Thinner

Today we're releasing a new open source project called "Thinner."

Use Our Dollars for Docs Widget on Your Site

New Version of the ProPublica iPhone and iPad App Available

The newest release of our iOS app is available for download on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and includes significant speed improvements and bug fixes.

Welcome to the Nerd Blog

Introducing our new Nerd Blog, which will let technical readers know what ProPublica’s News Applications desk is up to.

ProPublica's New iPhone App -- Now on the iPad, Too

We have released a new version of our application for the iPhone and the iPad.

Take a Look at the New

We have redesigned our website to make it more usable, put things in better context and to make it cleaner and easier to navigate.

Behold: ProPublica's iPhone App, the Mobile Version


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