Tipsheets

Browse more 5,000 tipsheets from our national conferences and Watchdog Workshops on how to cover specific beats, conduct a great interview and learn countless tips on where to find the information you need.

Logged-in members can download any tipsheet, for free. Contact the Resource Center 573-882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org for questions.

  • CAR on the Court Beat

    Guide of listserves, gophers, databases, newsgroups, forums, and WWW sites for reporters covering the courts. Includes information on how to search online for sources, story ideas, statistics, datasets, background articles, and public records. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org

    Tags: Legal Law Sentencing Prisons Criminal Justice Electronic Data Internet

    By Michelle Quigley

    1995

  • Getting Started

    Advice on how to computerize newsrooms reluctant about using CAR or unfamiliar with the technology. Included is information on computer systems and software at three different price levels and useful software programs, June 1995. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org

    Tags: Internet; technology; computers; investigative reporting basics

    By David Milliron

    1995

  • CAR on the Education Beat

    Guide of listserves, bbs, gophers, newsgroups, forums, and WWW sites for reporters covering education. Includes information on how to search online for sources, background articles, statistics, and source documents. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org

    Tags: Electronic Data Internet Teaching

    By Nora Paul

    1995

  • CAR on Beat

    Guide defines and explains computer-assisted reporting resources, including listserves, newsgroups, bulletin boards, news filters, forums, databases, gopher sites, and www sites. Includes general information on use requirements, cost, and problems associated with each resource. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org

    Tags: Electronic Data Internet

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    1995

  • City Hall Beat Online

    Extensive tip sheet on covering the city hall beat on line, including mailing lists/listserves, newsgroups, news filters, WWW sites, gophers, databases, mailing lists. Also info on looking for datasets, background articles, source documents and public records. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org

    Tags: CAR

    By Margot Williams

    1995

  • Secrets of the Chamber

    Tip sheet on secrets of the chamber and how the New York State Legislature spends your money. See Resource Center file #10741 for the story (1994 contest winner). Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org

    Tags: Politics; Campaigns; Public Money

    By Jon Craig; Erik Kriss

    1995

  • Number Crunchers: Precision Journalism

    Number Crunchers - Precision Journalism: a two-page tip sheet on the ten commandments of CAR. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org

    Tags: Databases Queries

    By

    1995

  • Tips for Investigations of Family Courts

    Tip sheet for investigations of family courts. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org

    Tags: Divorce Property Division Custody Child Support State Laws Judges

    By Nancy Stancill

    1995

  • Information Sources on Criminal Justice and Prison Issues

    Tip sheet on how to use spreadsheets, including headers, fields and sorting. Also lists computer-assisted ideas for police and crime stories. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org

    Tags: Databases

    By Michael J. Berens

    1995

  • Information Sources on Criminal Justice and Prison Issues

    Two-page tip sheet for information sources on criminal justice and prison issues. Several experts listed for any questions that may arise concerning criminal justice policy issues, sentencing, alternatives to incarceration, death penalty, women prisoners and children of prisoners, AIDS in prison, etc. Also four-page journal of the National Prison Project, Winter 1994/95.

    Tags: Department of Corrections The Sentencing Project Human Rights 6 pages

    By Jan Elvin

    1995