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Ben Welsh

Covers:  energy, data, politics, money in politics, public safety

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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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@palewire — 5,700 followers, 42,241 tweets

Feb 20, 2017

RT @PublishersWkly: Simon & Schuster is canceling the publication of 'Dangerous' by Milo Yiannopoulos "After careful consideration." Full s…

Feb 20, 2017

Open-source software let you down again? Don't give up. Be like @StvKas. File a bug report. We can work it out. 

Feb 20, 2017

@JohnMuyskens lol. my experience with this world of tools is that everything has a bit of whackamole to it.

Feb 20, 2017

@JohnMuyskens @chiquiesteban @asteckelberg What are pros of scrollMonitor vs. other tools that do this kind of thing?

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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?