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Data Journalism. “Web Scraping” beginners workshop

Workshop with Ben Welsh

As it’s always a good idea to put things into perspective, this session leaps into the international data journalism scene with the journalist Ben Welsh, Director of the Los Angeles Times Data Desk. Ben will offer an insight into the reality of this field at the Los Angeles Times and explain how his department works. Data often appear in formats that we haven’t mastered or in non-uniform ways. Scraping helps us to get around this, because it allows us to extract hidden data from websites, PDFs, etc. for subsequent use. In this workshop Ben Walsh explains the tools required to extract data from the Web using Python programming language.

Participants: Ben Welsh

Related to Data Journalism 2014, Periodisme de dades, Data Journalism. Work session (VIII)

10 December 2014