How it works: The internet (for journalists who want to scrape it)
If you want to scrape a website, it helps to understand a little bit about how the internet works under the hood. In this session, we’ll talk a little bit about the internet works, how it differs from the web and how to examine source code and network traffic to target and scrape newsworthy information. There will be an optional component where you can run commands from your computer that help illustrate these points, but you’ll also just be able to follow the presentation.
Melissa Lewis is a data reporter for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Prior to joining Reveal, she was a data editor at The Oregonian, a data engineer at Simple and a data analyst at Periscopic. She is an organizer for PyLadies Portland and the Portland chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. @iff_or
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