Data journalism: a conversation

I can't recommend the Twitter data journalism community enough. There have been several times when I have been stuck with an aspect of Google Fusion tables, or have had a simple coding query, and a number of people have joined the conversation, all offering solutions.

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  1. Here's a brief conversation I got involved in after questioning ProPublica's Scott Klein over whether you need programming in order to scrape websites. I had my eyes opened as to what custom scraping entails – it's not easy.
  2. The article that Scott mentioned is well worth a read...
  3. ...as well as ProPublica's guide for scraping data:
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