Noise to Signal – Coding your own newswire

Posted: December 2, 2011 in Data Journalism
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Seeing as tomorrow is Open Data Day and I claim to be a Data Journalist (I think JournoCoder is more suitable) here’s a little data food for journalistic thought.

RSS Feed of US Nuclear Reactor Events

Here is the site showing the US nuclear reactors power output status. Here is the scraper for that site written by ScraperWiki founder Julian Todd. Here is my script for catching the unplanned events and converting them to RSS format. And here is the URL you can use to subscribe to the feed yourself:

https://api.scraperwiki.com/api/1.0/datastore/sqlite?format=rss2&name=us_nuclear_reactor_rss&query=select%20title%2C%20link%2C%20description%2C%20date%2C%20guid%20from%20%60swdata%60%20limit%2020

Oh, and a video (using the example to go through the ScraperWiki API)

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