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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 — 118 followers, 360 tweets

Jun 22, 2017

RT @MapLight: MapLight and @IBTimes: Dark Money Organization Emerges As Major Financier for GOP Legislative, Electoral Agendas  http://ow.ly/gzdD30cOrbc 

Jun 21, 2017

RT @MapLight: A small group of senators drafting a secret health care bill get ample insurance and pharma campaign money. #AHCA

Jun 16, 2017

RT @DarkMoneyWatch: Conservatives are using outside spending & #darkmoney to close the spending gap in the #GA06 special election. https://…

Jun 08, 2017

RT @MapLight: Sponsors of bill to gut financial protections received nearly 3X more money from big banks than non-sponsors.  http://ow.ly/pkV530cqnCO 

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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.