Online Data Journalism Course in Portuguese

New online data journalism course in Portuguese teaches how to automate collection of web data

The most challenging part of data journalism is often the process of collecting information, especially when the journalist needs to make structured spreadsheets from PDF reports, websites or social networks. The new online course in Portuguese offered by the Knight Center and Escola de Dados will show you how to work around this problem and automate the collection of web data.

The course “Data Scraping and Mining for Journalists” will be taught from Sept. 5 to Oct. 2 by Marco Túlio Pires, the global network coordinator for Escola de Dados, on JournalismCourses.org, the learning program Knight Center for Journalism in Americas at the University of Texas at Austin.

This is a BOC (big online course), a type of online courses launched last year by the Knight Center to create more advanced training opportunities that are also more specialized than MOOCs (massive open online courses). Unlike MOOCs, which usually have thousands of students and are free, BOCs have a limited number of students and a fee. This BOC has a registration fee of US $95, which must be paid by credit card. Registration is limited and can be made at this link.

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