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Database Producer — Los Angeles Times
Covers:  energy, data, politics, money in politics, public safety

Editor, @LATdatadesk at @latimes · Organizer, @cacivicdata at t.co/lZvqTdDOmO · Archivist, t.co/CaO6K276g3 · Send tips to ben.welsh@latimes.com

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.

Indiana primary 2016 election results and map

Rhode Island primary 2016 election results and map

Rhode Island primary 2016 election results and map
graphics.latimes.com — The presidential nomination race continues Tuesday with primaries in five northeastern states. Results are expected after polls close at 5 p.m. Pacific.

Delaware primary 2016 election results and map

Delaware primary 2016 election results and map
graphics.latimes.com — The presidential nomination race continues Tuesday with primaries in five northeastern states. Results are expected after polls close at 5 p.m. Pacific.

April 26 primary election results

April 26 primary election results
graphics.latimes.com — The presidential nomination race continues Tuesday with primaries in five northeastern states. Results are expected after polls close at 5 p.m. Pacific.

Pennsylvania primary 2016 election results and map

Pennsylvania primary 2016 election results and map
graphics.latimes.com — The presidential nomination race continues Tuesday with primaries in five northeastern states. Results are expected after polls close at 5 p.m. Pacific.

Maryland primary 2016 election results and map

Maryland primary 2016 election results and map
graphics.latimes.com — The presidential nomination race continues Tuesday with primaries in five northeastern states. Results are expected after polls close at 5 p.m. Pacific.

Connecticut primary 2016 election results and map

Connecticut primary 2016 election results and map
graphics.latimes.com — The presidential nomination race continues Tuesday with primaries in five northeastern states. Results are expected after polls close at 5 p.m. Pacific.

How these top celebrities became accidental members of this ultraconservative political party

How these top celebrities became accidental members of this ultraconservative political party
latimes.com — Some of California's top celebrities got a surprise when the Los Angeles Times informed their representatives they were members of the ultraconservative American Independent Party. The Times investigation revealed a majority of people in the party, which opposes abortion rights and same-sex marriage, might be in it by mistake.

New York primary 2016 election results and map

Are you an accidental member of California's American Independent Party? Find out now.

Are you an accidental member of California's American Independent Party? Find out now.
static.latimes.com — A Times investigation has found that a majority of the people in California's largest third party likely joined in error. Nearly three in four people did not realize they were members of the party, a survey of registered AIP voters commissioned by The Times found.
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May 03, 2016

just read JS comment that 'use strict' left out not to avoid strictness but to save "cost" of having it as part of the package #NEEEEEEERDS

May 03, 2016

@harrisj @jeremybowers that's a classic. stomping feet and mouthing along to the first side of iron maiden's "piece of mind" is underrated.

May 03, 2016

@jeremybowers from a pool table? are you the zodiac killer?

May 03, 2016

OH in the newsroom: "God. Where's my stress ball?"

May 03, 2016

@thomaswilburn @jpheasly thanks for the link. I'll read this first. I'm trying out The Intern, but I'm not committed to it.


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