Topics in Data Journalism

Scraping Dynamic Websites

Course Details

Today’s news investigations are increasingly dependent on acquiring data hidden in more sophisticated and tricky ways on websites run by corporations and government agencies. 

Top newsrooms, including The Associated Press, The New York Times and Bloomberg, expect their investigative teams to include journalists who are savvy about accessing their data hidden in plain sight. Otherwise this data is inaccessible to newsrooms that have no idea how to capture it. This 5-week module will teach our students to be prepared to dig up this dirt no matter how well it is hidden.