Homework: Scraping a Website – May 20, 28

We will scrape a website or two in class, so for this assignment you’ll need to find a newsworthy website to scrape. It may be one you’re considering using for your final assignment.

Post to your blog a recipe for how you did the scrape, including any hurdles you had to overcome. What tools and techniques did you use? Why?

Also, be sure to describe why you decided to scrape that data. Do a quick analysis of the data and give us a few quick bullets of story ideas or interesting tidbits you found that might be developed into a full story.

Your audience is other reporters looking to replicate your work. Be sure to link to your scraped data.

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