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 and

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?

Oct 01, 2014

I'm about to jump in the @source call to talk about This is your chance to harass me about it…

Oct 01, 2014

@NYT4thDownBot Are bots allowed to troll? Doesn't that violate Asimov's First Law?

Oct 01, 2014

Just so you know: My Chicago Cubs also stole 7 bases ... in the 1907 World Series…

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