Scraping without programming

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Samantha Sunne of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 14 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Coral C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Scraping is a technical word for a traditional idea: getting ahold of information, whether your sources want you to or not. In this case, the information is data and the sources are websites. We'll go over some out-of-the-box tools for scraping data, plus some DIY techniques that often work even better.

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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