Ben Welsh

Data Editor

Ben Welsh is the editor of the Data Desk, a team of reporters and computer programmers that collects, organizes, analyzes and presents large amounts of information.

Ben has contributed projects that have won the Pulitzer Prize, the Library of Congress’ Innovation Award, a Knight News Challenge grant and numerous other prizes for investigative reporting, digital design and online journalism.

He also a co-founder of the California Civic Data Coalition, a network of journalists and computer programmers dedicated to opening up public data, and the leader of PastPages, an open-source effort to archive digital news.

Ben is originally from Swisher, Iowa. He welcomes tips at, on Signal at 626-382-6910 or via Keybase.