June Book Club: Scraping For Journalists

Our June News Nerd Book Club selection is Scraping for Journalists by Paul Bradshaw.

From the description on Leanpub:

Scraping for Journalists introduces you to a range of scraping techniques - from very simple scraping techniques which are no more complicated than a spreadsheet formula, to more complex challenges such as scraping databases or hundreds of documents. At every stage you'll see results - but you'll also be building towards more ambitious and powerful tools.

You’ll be scraping within 5 minutes of reading the first chapter - but more importantly you'll be learning key principles and techniques for dealing with scraping problems.

Unlike general books about programming languages, everything in this book has a direct application for journalism, and each principle of programming is related to their application in scraping for newsgathering. And unlike standalone guides and blog posts that cover particular tools or techniques, this book aims to give you skills that you can apply in new situations and with new tools.

Scraping for Journalists: How to grab information from hundreds of sources, put it in data you can interrogate - and still hit deadlines. By Paul Bradshaw.

We'll be meeting via Zoom video call at 1 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, June 14.

Here's the call link or you can join by phone at (408) 638-0968, meeting ID: 709 684 655.

We'll also be taking notes in this etherpad.

Hope to see you then!

(We missed April. Sorry 'bout that – we've been busy!)