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Ben Welsh

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Editor, @LATdatadesk at @latimes · Organizer, californiacivicdata.org · Archivist, pastpages.org · Send tips to ben.welsh@latimes.com

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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 ...

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@palewire — 6,286 followers, 45,142 tweets

Jul 27, 2017

RT @JamesQueallyLAT: Latest w/@LAcrimes - An L.A. firefighter choked and seriously injured a man on Halloween 2015. His sentence? No jail  http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-firefighter-plea-deal-20170726-story.html 

Jul 27, 2017

RT @elliosch: NYT says Scaramucci filed financial disclosure June 23rd which made it available to public four days ago.…

Jul 27, 2017

I'm a Cubs fan, but even I can admit the Dodgers are the most wholesome franchise in baseball  https://twitter.com/RavineFiends/status/890393680309178369 

Jul 27, 2017

@bradheath fair enough. I'm just curious how the content of the info in this case plays into legality of leak

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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.