I had the pleasure of co-presenting at NICAR 2012 in St. Louis with Michelle Minkoff from the Associated Press.
Our panel focused on easy ways for a journalist to start down the path of scraping data from webpages, using common spreadsheet formulas, browser extensions and plugins and no-cost tools.
Below, find our slides for the panel. The tipsheet is here. A companion blog post detailing common HTML tags that a beginner will encounter can be found here. Michelle’s walkthrough of scraping information using the Scraper Chrome extension and the OutwitHub Firefox plugin can be found here.