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ScraperWiki and Open Knowledge Foundation win grants to help data journalism

The Guardian - ScraperWiki, the British startup website which enables people to write code to "scrape" sites for public data, has won a grant of $280,000 from the Knight Foundation to help expand its offering to journalists and other users around the world.

ScraperWiki's chief executive Francis Irving received the cheque at an awards ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Wednesday evening.

Another British project, by the Open Knowledge Foundation, also won funding for a scheme to give greater context to reports about government finance spending.