Scraping for Journalists

Course Details

In this five-week course, students learn to extract information from websites by web scraping. Scraped data is being used more and more to identify and document stories that would otherwise be impossible to produce. Students learn how to use Python to create web scrapers of their own or to adapt a range of sample scrapers, and then write a story based on that data. Students don’t need to be skilled developers already, but should be comfortable with website structure.