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Ben Welsh

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Editor, @LATdatadesk at @latimes · Organizer, http://californiacivicdata.org · Archivist, http://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 — 5,477 followers, 41,246 tweets

Dec 11, 2016

The kicker to this story about a survivor of the Pulse nightclub shooting should not be missed https://t.co/AVCSf61sYa https://t.co/uDZU2ViJ85

Dec 10, 2016

The new @rapsody mixtape has the first hip hop diss I've heard for the next FLOTUS  https://youtu.be/kYZ2xJHM8ak 

Dec 10, 2016

@ylichterman I enjoyed David Remnicks Lenin's Tomb as a dummies guide to the fall of the Soviet Union

Dec 10, 2016

@TheRealJohnSeal @ggreenwald @citynightcap lol. I'm gonna have to get paid to be here to start caring about snark like that. ;)

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Interview

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.