Grabbing data from websites without scraping

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Scott Klein of ProPublica; Michelle Minkoff of The Associated Press
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 5 at 2:10pm
  • Location: M107
  • 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 Klein is a deputy managing editor at ProPublica. He oversees ProPublica's visual and data journalism. He also manages ProPublica's Electionland project, which is a large-scale cross-newsroom collaboration that covers voting and election integrity. Scott is also a co-founder of DocumentCloud and a board member of MuckRock. Twitter handle: @kleinmatic 

  • Michelle Minkoff is a Data Journalist at the Associated Press since 2011. Minkoff designs & develops data visualizations and creates, cleans and analyzes data sets, with an interest in environmental reporting, recently completing a project on national dam safety. Previously, she worked at PBS and the LA Times. She taught data journalism at Northwestern's Medill School, of which she is a 2010 graduate. Connect with her @michelleminkoff on Twitter.

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