Ben Welsh on Muck Rack

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Downtown L.A.
Database Producer — LA Times
Covers:  Energy, Data, Politics, Money In Politics, Public Safety

Database producer for the Los Angeles Times Data Desk. Editor and publisher of http://palewi.re and http://pastpages.org

Ben Welsh's Biography

I am a reporter, albeit an unconventional one.

I specialize in what is called computer-assisted reporting. Journalists in the past were often hack novelists. I'm a hack computer programmer. I use computers to collect, organize, analyze and present large amounts of information.

I work at the Los Angeles Times, a daily newspaper and 24-hour website based in Southern California.

I am also the editor and publisher of PastPages, an ...

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What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Python, PostGIS, Django, HTML, JavaScript

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

No.
Sep 22, 2014

Vin Scully: "For Dan Haren it's a case of 'Up jump the devil!'" after lead off homer for Giants against Dodgers starter.

Sep 22, 2014

@jacqui @A_L Ha. Sorry to oversplain. *That excited about this movie!*

Sep 22, 2014

@jacqui @A_L Key big idea is that they are naifs dropped in middle of doomed left-wing faction's push to shortcurcuit neoconish drive to war

Sep 22, 2014

@A_L @jacqui OMG when the Tories and the insurgent Labor faction show up. Amazeballs.

Sep 22, 2014

@jeremybowers @rdmurphy @schwanksta @onyxfish @tylrfishr It's stopping you from growing, brofriends. Get OS that pushes you to be better dev

Sep 22, 2014

@andymboyle I might have agreed. But I read the full "Movie Info" blurb here a couple hours ago. rottentomatoes.com/m/borgman/



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