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Ben Welsh

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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 ...

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Mar 27, 2017

Includes one called "Richard Nixon." Kendrick might be training his mic at the White House again. 

Mar 27, 2017

RT @latimessports: Hyun-Jin Ryu earns spot in Dodgers rotation after two seasons on shelf 

Mar 27, 2017

TIL this was apparently not included in the "Common Core" and for kids today college is more important than ever 

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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?