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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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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.