Using data to write stories

Here are some examples of how we can take data and turn it into a story. Below is a link containing the names and claims of MPs.

http://parliament.telegraph.co.uk/mpsexpenses/expense-microsite/index.html

As the link lists, in the year 2007 ten MPs claimed over a whopping ¬£150,000 of tax payers money. There are two stories that we can tur this data into. They are….

  1. 10 MP’S who claimed more than the prime ministers salary
  2. Rich List: Top ten highest claiming MPs