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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 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 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?

Jul 28, 2014

More than 10,000 applications poured in to @LAFD's reformed hiring process last week. New data on @LANow:…

Jul 28, 2014

#BREAKING: @caseymmiller has unlocked the "CASE statement-based SELECT in a Django aggregate" achievement badge

Jul 28, 2014

@jeremybowers @ryanpitts @ndhapple And to have it overrun by pure speed and talent by Puig, Gordon, etc. renewed my love for the game

Jul 28, 2014

@jeremybowers @ryanpitts @ndhapple Watching Bochy try to LaRussa in pitch calls from the dugout this weekend gave me clarity.

Jul 28, 2014

@ndhapple I've decided the Giants are the Cardinals of the West and therefore are prime to be rooted against.

Jul 28, 2014

ICYMI: Here was Dee Gordon running free last night and humiliating the Giants…

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