Grabbing data from websites without scraping (repeat session)

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Scott Klein of ProPublica; Michelle Minkoff of The Associated Press
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 11:20am
  • Location: M109
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

We'll show you how to get websites to give up structured data. Programming knowledge isn't required but you'll learn why it's good to have. Required software is just a web browser and some free tools and add-ons we'll tell you about.

Prerequisites: Solid excel. Sneakiness and Nosiness.

Speaker Bios

  • Scott is a Deputy Managing Editor at ProPublica, where he leads the data and interactive teams. He was also a co-founder of DocumentCloud. @kleinmatic

  • Michelle Minkoff is a Data Journalist at the Associated Press, which has been her intellectual home since 2011. Minkoff creates, cleans and analyzes data sets, with an interest in environmental reporting, and also dabbles in data visualization for analysis. Previously, she worked at PBS and as an intern at the LA Times' Data Desk. She also taught data journalism at Northwestern's Medill School, of which she is a 2010 graduate. @michelleminkoff

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