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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 — 6,431 followers, 46,204 tweets

Sep 24, 2017

OH while doing VR: "I'm on a pig. I am riding on a pig into battle. Can we just get the eff out of here, please?"

Sep 24, 2017

The new crowing lights of the Wilshire Grand seen from one of #DTLA's most majestic spots, the @DWP fountain.

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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?