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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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March 10, 12:04 p.m.We’re launching a project that puts the most important information from across all of our health care projects in one easy-to-use place.
Dec. 30, 2016, 9:01 a.m.Sometimes words aren’t enough to tell a complex story. Here are some highlights from ProPublica’s visual and interactive stories this year.
Nov. 28, 2016, 5:54 p.m.We had more than 1,000 people watching the vote on Election Day. If millions of people voted illegally, we would have seen some sign of it.
Nov. 1, 2016, 10 a.m.We’re taking over some projects from The Sunlight Foundation. Here’s why.
Sep. 8, 2016, 4:59 a.m.Today we’re announcing a new project, aimed at monitoring the vote in real-time, nationwide. And you’re invited to join.
April 8, 2016, 8 a.m."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.
March 16, 2016, 8 a.m.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.
March 3, 2016, 8:59 a.m.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.
Jan. 5, 2016, 2:45 p.m.2015 marked ProPublica’s most ambitious year to date in visual and interactive storytelling. Here are some highlights from the year that was.
Oct. 1, 2015, 10:56 a.m.
Sep. 25, 2015, 12:11 p.m.Data journalists use data to tell stories that help readers make better choices and live better lives.
March 17, 2015, 10 a.m.An 1848 investigative news story that relied on heavy data analysis snared big fish, including two future presidents.
June 12, 2014, 2:12 p.m.The Global Editors Network recognized ProPublica one of eight Data Journalism Awards, announced today in Barcelona.
March 18, 2014, 12:30 p.m.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.
Feb. 26, 2014, 12:29 p.m.Today we're launching a way to download and purchase our datasets.
Feb. 7, 2014, 12:05 p.m.
Oct. 24, 2013, 11:14 a.m.We’re excited to announce that Brian Jacobs will be ProPublica’s OpenNews fellow in 2014.
Sep. 19, 2013, 9:33 a.m.We’re submitting a fix today for a startup crash on the ProPublica app for iPhone and iPad.
June 21, 2013, 11:04 a.m.This week’s P5 Resident is Aram Chung.
May 30, 2013, 6:23 p.m.The sixth ProPublica P5 Resident is Joanna Kao.
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