The next major #media2012 meeting takes place within the Abandon Normal Devices Festival in Liverpool on 2nd October. Here's what we're planning.
MEDIA2012 & SCRAPERWIKI HACKS AND HACKERS Since the phone-hacking scandal engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s news empire, the methods journalists use to ﬁnd stories have been brought into question. Luckily there does exist a new set of tools to help ambitious newshounds break new ground, and one that does not involve them getting on the wrong side of the law. Scraperwiki is that tool, an online platform that by helping to gather and sort data can help journalists, researchers or even curious citizens better understand the issues of the day. This workshop will act as an introduction to ‘scraping’ and will focus on the forthcomin
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