Hacks & Hackers

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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