Web scraping gives reporters the ability to create their own datasets with scraped information, opening the possibility of discovering new stories — a priority for investigative journalists.

What’s the solution? Web scraping. You can write a script in a coding language (Python is one) that funnels the desired information into a spreadsheet and automatically flicks through all of the pages. Or you could bypass coding completely and use an application to deal swiftly with the web scraping, for example, Outwit Hub, a point and click tool that recognizes online elements, and downloads and organizes them into datasets.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1zMvbeYhZZmv_PBsXIJAvwjr9i2UujEgp76DjQOA_-u4/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=60000&slide=id.g11a484afb6_0_10

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