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 01, 2014

RT @kbaxter11: Ump punches Pederson out. #Nats 6, #Dodgers 4. That's 3 losses in 4 days. Lead over Giants down to 2 games, narrowest since Aug. 4

Sep 01, 2014

@byjessekatz I can report that the music continues on, well past the supposed 11pm deadline.

Aug 31, 2014

@Kirkman Yeah no good excuse. I've got dozens of sites I'd love to add but each one adds to my biggest long term cost growth, static files.

Aug 31, 2014

@Kirkman yes. In car. Will kick the fridge when I get home.



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