Hands-on: Ways to scrape the web

  • Event: 2016 Toronto Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Alex Richards of Syracuse University
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May. 14 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Rogers Communications Centre, RCC 183
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn how to scrape websites using some code-free tools and get a primer on how to pick apart a data table online and gather the contents with Python.

Speaker Bios

  • Alex is an assistant professor at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, where he teaches data journalism. He's a former IRE training director, and he has previously worked as a reporter and editor at the Chicago Tribune, NerdWallet, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Las Vegas Sun, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2011 and shared the Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting. @alexrichards

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