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Paul Bradshaw: 'Two reasons why every journalist should know about scraping'

Journalism.co.uk :: Journalists rely on two sources of competitive advantage: being able to work faster than others, and being able to get more information than others. For both of these reasons, I love scraping: it is both a great time-saver, and a great source of stories no one else has. Scraping is, simply, getting a computer to capture information from online sources.

[Paul Bradshaw:] ... to scrape also led me to a number of stories which were being hidden, while having the dataset to hand meant I could instantly pull together the picture of a single day ...

A how to guide by Paul Bradshaw, www.journalism.co.uk

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