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Top 5 Data-Scraping Tools for Would-Be Data Journalists

pbs.org — This past fall, I spent time with the NPR News Apps team (now known as NPR Visuals) coding up some projects, working mainly as a visual/interaction designer. But in the last few months, I've been working on a project that involves scraping newspaper articles and Twitter APIs for data.
If you are just starting out scraping data, here are five of the most useful tools to learn, says @tan_shelly ow.ly/vUtck #ddj
RT @mediatwit: Want to become a data journalist? Try these must-have scraper tools: ow.ly/vVDuV #ddj
Want to become a data journalist? Try these must-have scraper tools: ow.ly/vVDuV #ddj
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Author Philip Yancey

pbs.org — Guest interviews are usually available online within 24 hours of broadcast. Christianity Today's editor-at-large describes his new text, The Question That Never Goes Away, in which he shares how to face challenges to faith.

Mediatwits #118: Special Report on Drones as Google Buys Titan Aerospace

pbs.org — Mediatwits #118: Special Report on Drones as Google Buys Titan Aerospace Recently drones have become ubiquitous in the media, and not just for executing civilians abroad. Newsrooms are using drones to go places their reporters can't reach, and drone-deploying filmmakers are capturing what was once cost-prohibitive aerial footage.
Why are Google and FB obsessed with drones? We discuss on this week's @TheMediatwits podcast w/@fuzheado, @mattwaite ow.ly/vVCOO
RT @mediatwit: Former Wired editor @chr1sa now runs drone company 3D Robotics. Hear his take on FAA regulations on @TheMediaTwits: http://t…
Former Wired editor @chr1sa now runs drone company 3D Robotics. Hear his take on FAA regulations on @TheMediaTwits: ow.ly/vUOvV
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Keystone pipeline review delayed by State Department

pbs.org — WASHINGTON - The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. That could push a decision about the controversial oil pipeline until after the midterm elections in November.
Keystone pipeline review delayed by State Department | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour to.pbs.org/1me9DIo via @NewsHour

SeaTac airport workers fight exclusion from $15 minimum wage

pbs.org — TRANSCRIPT GWEN IFILL: We move now to the Pacific Northwest and part one of a Paul Solman series on the debate over raising the minimum wage. Tonight, he has the latest on a story he first brought to our attention last fall. It part of his ongoing reporting Making Sense of financial news.
SeaTac airport workers fight exclusion from $15 minimum wage to.pbs.org/1mdXmUh via @NewsHour

Scientist Ken Caldeira

pbs.org — Guest interviews are usually available online within 24 hours of broadcast. As we approach Earth Day 2014, one of the leading U.S. scientists on global warming weighs in on the climate change debate. Since 2005, Ken Caldeira has held the position of senior scientist at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University.

After threats of painful cuts, Detroit moves to protect pensions

pbs.org — TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: Nine months after it became the largest city in the U.S. to declare bankruptcy, Detroit is drawing closer to a deal on how to protect current and former city workers from deep pension cuts. Until recently, officials had been warning of painfully large pension reductions.
ICYMI MT @NewsHour After threat of painful cuts, Detroit closer to pension deal to.pbs.org/1eQ7RuJ @ChristyTV talks w/ @judywoodruff
RT @NewsHour: After threats of painful cuts, Detroit moves closer to deal to protect pensions to.pbs.org/1eQ7RuJ @ChristyTV talks w/ @j…
RT @NewsHour: After threats of painful cuts, Detroit moves closer to deal to protect pensions to.pbs.org/1eQ7RuJ @ChristyTV talks w/ @j…

Hungary practices the ‘watering of the girls’ for Easter

pbs.org — A school girl in Kalocsa, Hungary is soaked by a bucket of water Thursday as part of a rehearsal for a south Hungary Easter tradition known as the "watering of the girls." Tradition dictates that participating girls dress in traditional garb and take to the streets, where boys will throw buckets of water at them as they run past.
Just what I'd expect from people related to me: In Hungary, girls wear traditional dresses; boys hurl water at them, to.pbs.org/Qthe8g

Can new regulations prevent another major chemical spill?

pbs.org — TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: Now the continuing fallout from a major chemical spill in a West Virginia river earlier this year. Anger and anxiety among residents has spurred new calls for action and legislation. It's been three months since Charleston, West Virginia, suffered one of the worst contaminations of drinking water in U.S.
Are new regulations tough enough to prevent another West Virginia chemical spill? to.pbs.org/1i1J1Tf via @NewsHour

Video | The Story of the Jews | PBS

pbs.org — The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama is made possible by lead funding from The Paul & Irma Milstein Family. Major funding is generously provided by The Polonsky Foundation. Additional major support is provided by The Pershing Square Foundation, the Joseph S. and Diane H.
Reported Antisemitism in Ukraine is as good an impetus as any to watch Simon Schama's excellent Story of the Jews pbs.org/wnet/story-jew…