On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by Ben Welsh, the visiting senior data journalist at Stanford University who is working on the project, Big Local News. He’s also been a longtime data journalism editor at the Los Angeles Times.

Ben talked about his journalism origin story, the different projects he’s worked on, how Big Local News is helping to make data journalism accessible to smaller media outlets, and the importance of the field of data journalism.

Ben’s Twitter

Details on Ben’s work at Stanford

Studs Terkel podcast


Ben’s salute: The Las Vegas Review Journal

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