Google Sheets: Scraping without coding

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Samantha Sunne of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 9:00am
  • Location: River Oaks C
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Yes, you can scrape data without using code -- in fact, all you need is Google Sheets! We'll be using Excel-type formulas (don't worry if you don't know what those are, either) to make simple scrapers that automatically pull data into Google Sheets. It’s the best way to get around clunky websites and unhelpful PIOs!

This session is good for: Beginners who want to start using data for their stories.

Speaker Bios

  • Samantha Sunne is a freelance journalist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. She speaks at conferences, universities and newsrooms around the world, teaching digital tools and tech literacy for journalists. Her work has been published by the Washington Post, NPR and Reuters, and recommended by the Poynter Institute and the Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. @samanthasunne

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