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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 propublica.org/nerds. A full list of their projects is at propublica.org/data.

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.

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Articles

8 Tips on Getting a Newsroom Data Team Started

"Treat the team like a news desk and expect them to be journalists in everything they do,” and other tips from deputy managing editor Scott Klein.

Infographics in the Time of Cholera

In 1849, The New York Tribune published on its front page a line chart tracking the deaths in New York City from the cholera epidemic that summer. It used techniques that were at the bleeding edge of visual data journalism at the time. And it was forgotten until now.

About Hell and High Water

Houston is unprepared for the danger it faces as a city prone to hurricanes. Today we’re launching a new multimedia project about the region’s vulnerabilities and what’s at stake.

The 2015 ProPublica Year in Visual Storytelling

2015 marked ProPublica’s most ambitious year to date in visual and interactive storytelling. Here are some highlights from the year that was.

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The Stories of Everyday Lives, Hidden in Reams of Data

Data journalists use data to tell stories that help readers make better choices and live better lives.

Antebellum Data Journalism: Or, How Big Data Busted Abe Lincoln

An 1848 investigative news story that relied on heavy data analysis snared big fish, including two future presidents.

ProPublica News Applications Desk Receives Data Journalism Award

The Global Editors Network recognized ProPublica one of eight Data Journalism Awards, announced today in Barcelona.

A Conceptual Model for Interactive Databases in News

As part of a conference about archiving news applications, a group of journalists developed a framework to understand how interactive databases -- sometimes called news applications -- are made.

Introducing the ProPublica Data Store

Today we're launching a way to download and purchase our datasets.

How to Start Learning to Program

Meet our New OpenNews Fellow

We’re excited to announce that Brian Jacobs will be ProPublica’s OpenNews fellow in 2014.

Technical Difficulties on iPhone and iPad App

We’re submitting a fix today for a startup crash on the ProPublica app for iPhone and iPad.

P5 Resident Aram Chung

This week’s P5 Resident is Aram Chung.

Joanna Kao, P5 Resident

The sixth ProPublica P5 Resident is Joanna Kao.

News Applications Fellow

We’re looking for a News Applications Fellow to work with us starting this fall.

Resources for Investigating Tax-Exempt Organizations

In addition to our Nonprofit Explorer interactive database, here are some resources for researching charities and other tax-exempt organizations.

Latest P5 Resident Working on Open Source Legislation Tracker

Our P5 Resident this month is Alan Palazzolo from MinnPost. He’s the fifth P5 Resident.

ProPublica Projects—and P5 Projects—Finalists for Data Journalism Awards

The Global Editors Network announced finalists for its 2013 Data Journalism Awards. On the shortlist are three projects from ProPublica and two projects from former Residents in our P5 Program.

Casey Thomas, P5 Resident

The fourth P5 Resident started a project in the ProPublica offices today. He's Casey Thomas from AxisPhilly.
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