Ben Welsh on Muck Rack

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Downtown L.A.
LA Times — Database Producer
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 Read Full Bio →

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.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @bposton: LAPD investigating claims that number of officers on patrol was artificially inflated fw.to/YoELKEK @joelrubin @katemather

Jul 25, 2014

@nateog It's also pointed me to some oldster vein of Soundcloud aimed at my demo soundcloud.com/naturesounds/i…

Jul 25, 2014

Pumped out a quickie blog with custom Django management command I use to run ad hoc SQL palewi.re/posts/2014/07/… #srccon, Tell me what sucks

Jul 24, 2014

@tasneemraja @jaeahjlee I don't know the answer to that, but you can assure @aboutaaron the Giants are going to lose the division.

Jul 24, 2014

RT @Stcrow: Pres Obama discussing basketball and free-throw abilities with customers at Canter's restaurant in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/EQVITBHuuO

Jul 24, 2014

OH in the newsroom: "What do you want to do?" "I want to take this whole effin thing and throw it in the trash. That's what I want to do."

Jul 24, 2014

RT @mdaisey: Anyway, this isn't a bitchy tweetfest on journalism. I'm tired of talking about those boring assholes anyway.



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