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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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@RealFrankBass — 119 followers, 381 tweets

Sep 20, 2017

Remarkable journalism from @Guardian that should be done more often by more news organizations:  http://bit.ly/2yezk44 

Sep 19, 2017

RIP, Hero of the Soviet Union. And quite possibly, Planet Earth.  http://bbc.in/2xizQR9 

Sep 19, 2017

RT @davidsirota: REPORT: Hickenlooper hired pharma/insurance lobbyists as he pushed insurer-friendly alternative to Medicare-for-All  http://bit.ly/2jGVUzY 

Sep 14, 2017

RT @MapLight: How do senators boosted by insurance money feel about Bernie Sanders' #MedicareForAll bill? MapLight takes a look:…

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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.