Homework: Reading Reflections #4 – May 19

Read:

  • httpss://ire.org/blog/ire-news/2013/04/17/behind-story-how-gannett-wisconsin-media-gathered-/
  • https://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/us/seeking-gun-or-selling-one-web-is-a-land-of-few-rules.html
  • https://www.dmlp.org/threats/public-engines-inc-v-reportsee-inc
  • https://source.opennews.org/en-US/learning/public-info-doesnt-always-want-be-free/
  • https://ire.org/blog/ire-radio/2014/04/04/when-does-web-scraping-become-unethical-or-illegal/ (the second audio and bottom link only)

Answer the following questions in a blog post:

What are the pros and cons of scraping data versus requesting it? When are some times you might want to scrape instead of request? What might keep you from scraping data for a story?

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