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Scott, a deputy managing editor, has been at ProPublica since 2008. He directs a team of data journalists and reporter-programmers.

In addition to narrative stories, his team’s work takes the form of large interactive software projects called “news applications,” which make complex national statistics relevant to readers and their communities. The team’s news applications include Dollars for Docs, which lets readers see how much their doctors receive in payments from pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and Electionland — the largest-ever collaborative journalism project around a single event — in which more than 1,100 journalists from around the U.S. used call center data and social media verification techniques to report about voting problems during the 2016 election.

His team’s awards include 12 Malofiej International Infographics Award medals, three Data Journalism Awards and more than 50 Society for News Design Awards of Excellence, including special recognition for “defining the design language of data-driven news apps.” A full list of their projects is at propublica.org/data.

Scott was also co-founder of DocumentCloud, a service that helps news organizations search, manage and present their source documents. He teaches Data Visualization at The New School’s Journalism+Design program and is on an advisory board for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

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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.

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Our News App Tech

ProPublica’s News Apps and Data Guides

How To Edit 52,000 Stories at Once

Why (and How) We Use Creative Commons for Our Stories

ProPublica has made important use of Creative Commons since our launch four and a half years ago.

Pair Programming Participant #2: Ricardo Brom

The second participant in ProPublica's Pair Programming Project is Ricardo Brom from La Nación in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

P5 Project Application

Use this form to apply to be a participant in the P5 program.

Pair Programming Participant #1: Julius Troeger

On Monday the first participant in the ProPublica Pair Programming Project started. He is Julius Troeger from Germany.

Election Day Interactives We’re Watching

Here's a list of amazing interactive election day projects our colleagues at other organizations have launched.

Adventure Awaits: Another ProPublica News Apps Fellowship

Starting later this year, ProPublica is going to be part of the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship program. The OpenNews Fellow will work as a member of our news applications team on major journalism projects and will also get to travel the world attending hack days and conferences.

The ProPublica Pair Programming Project

Come code with us! The ProPublica Pair Programming Project -- or P5 -- opens the ProPublica News Apps desk to newsroom coders who want to work on a ProPublica project, or to finish a project of their own, from the ProPublica offices in New York.

Knight Foundation Grant to Support ProPublica’s News Applications Desk

We’re very pleased to announce that the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has made a grant to support ProPublica’s news applications desk.

Useful Code Snippets

At ProPublica we sometimes share small, simple snippets of using GitHub "Gists."

Introducing StateFace

Today we released a font that you can use to include small state map shapes as a design element in a web application. It’s called StateFace.

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

If you're trying to make your fixed-width site adaptive, there are some things you need to know about the viewport tag.
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