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How the Health Care Bill Comparison News Application Came Together

 Last week, Olga Pierce and Jeff Larson created a side-by-side comparison of the health care bills to help people see the exact changes in the legislation. Larson developed a news application that highlighted the changed, added or deleted provisions of the bill and Pierce had the unenviable task of going through the 2,000-plus page bill to decipher what the changes were.  We talked to the pair, as well as to ProPublica’s editor of news applications, Scott Klein, about how and why they did it and the challenges they faced in turning it around so quickly.

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Mike Webb

Mike Webb was the vice president/communications of ProPublica. He is a veteran communications specialist with experience in public relations, marketing, sales and campaign work at media companies, think tanks, political organizations and in the entertainment business.

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