Lightning talks: Text mining, Tableau, bots and the class of 2016


Graduates from the MA in Online Journalism will be talking about their work in text, datavis, scraping and (TBC) bots.

• Barbara Maseda will show how she used text analysis tools in both Python and R to dig into speeches, social media updates and other data.

• Anna Noble will reprise a Tableau presentation she delivered to win a place on the Information Lab's Data School (

• Maria Crosas will explain how she has created bots on Telegram ( and Facebook Messenger (

• Carla Pedret will talk about her investigation into the asylum applications system, the challenges of getting information and her use of Python for scraping court judgements