Free datasets, support and tools for journalism

Bright Data offers a free program to support journalists’ needs to retrieve public web data. 

Through our program, newsrooms and individual journalists can access OSINT tools, such as premade or custom datasets, our state-of-the-art APIs, proxies, and templated scrapers.

If you are a beginner at data collection we can handle the whole process for you, from ready-made datasets to custom-built datasets. We also have a suite of tools if you would like to gather data yourself.

How can public web data help you tell stories that matter?

New York Times

Data identifies the rise of extremists on Twitter


Molly Russell: Tech firms still failing after teenager's death, says father

Washington Post

Report developed with data uncovers shooting hoax


Research uncovers antisemitism on social media

We are experts at leveraging public web data- if a site is not behind a login, the information can be gathered.

A few examples:

eCommerce: Datasets from Walmart, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Home Depot and more.

Business: Datasets from Linkedin, Glassdoor, Indeed and more.

Real Estate: Zillow, Redfin, MLS, etc.

Travel: Airbnb, Yelp, etc.

Social Media: Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.

Environment/Climate: Learn about factors affecting climate change.

Search Engines: Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, etc. Find any information you need at scale.

Contact us with your request and we’ll talk about the data that’s available to support your storytelling.

Free datasets, support and tools for journalists