To scrape or not to scrape: technical and ethical challenges of collecting data off the web - Storybench | Digital Analytics |
Sophie Chou is a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab focusing on machine learning and journalism. She attended a session on web scraping at the 2016 NICAR conference. The Internet is a smorgasbord of information and, with some basic coding skills in a programming language like Python, it can be tempting to collect everything interesting that [...]