NEFAC 30 Minute Skills: Web Scraping 101

    July 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
    Justin Silverman

    The New England First Amendment Coalition recently launched a monthly educational series featuring short, practical lessons on journalism and the First Amendment.

    This is the first of two introductory lessons on collecting online data through web scraping. By attending this class, you will learn:

    How web scraping can be helpful to data collection.
    Where to find free tools to use for web scraping.
    How to begin scraping various websites for information and data.

    About Your Instructor
    Maggie Mulvihill is a veteran investigative and data journalist, journalism educator, news entrepreneur and impassioned defender of our right to know. Her data journalism students have been honored with 10 regional or national journalism awards since 2011 as well as being named finalists for the prestigious Livingston Award for Young Journalists.