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Frank Bass

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Washington, D.C.
Managing Editor — MapLight
Covers:  business, economics, freedom of information, government, demographics, politics, defense, health
Doesn't Cover: non-exclusive news

Reporter. Editor. Author. Teacher. Collector of goats & other livestock.

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Biography

Frank Bass is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has specialized in data-driven investigations for more than two decades. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Bass has worked at Al Jazeera, Bloomberg News, the Wall Street Journal, and the Houston Post, where he was the 1994 Texas Headliners Fo...

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RT @CREWcrew: A conservative dark money organization linked to billionaire libertarian brothers Charles and David Koch is refusin… https://t.co/Va3KHz0vx7
RT @MapLight: A prominent Koch-linked dark money group is trying to avoid disclosing its donations over $5,000 — which should be… https://t.co/6SdbNcj9FL
RT @MapLight: The 2016 election made it clear we must improve transparency in online political ads. MapLight looks at the impact…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/950519463866261504 
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Intern, Columbus (Mississippi) Commercial Dispatch.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Manual and electric. Carbon paper, even.

How is social media changing news?

It's making it more immediate and less leisurely. More information, less context. More democratic. Less accurate.

Pulitzer Prize

1988 - General News Reporting
Honored for series of stories on Alabama's high infant mortality rate. Investigation resulted in sweeping changes in state's Medicaid eligibility and was cited for substantial reduction in the number of baby deaths.

Associated Press Managing Editors Award

1988 - Public Service
Honored for series of stories on Alabama's high infant mortality rate. Investigation resulted in sweeping changes in state's Medicaid eligibility and was cited for substantial reduction in the number of baby deaths.