Looking back through the events: Data journalism and the Senate scandal

It’s been a while since I’ve had so many numbers, dates, bits of info and more to confirm. The story that Kiah Welsh and I worked on for Humber News Online needed it– a timeline of events of the Senate expense scandal.

At this point, there is a lot of the story that is still missing. Probably only the RCMP and parties directly involved have all the details, but we tried our best to make sense of what happened and is still happening.

We made a few editorial decisions. We decided to focus on the current major players– the three Conservative senators: Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau. While there are Liberal senators with questionable expenses, the stories don’t seem to be as tightly intertwined as these three. We also wanted lots of visuals– pictures, tweets, videos, reports and text galore.

To see the timeline, click here.

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