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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.

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  • The Cooperative Investigation: Print and Broadcast Working Together

    This tipsheets offers some of the rules of engagement necessary for collaborative efforts on stories between print and broadcast. Remember NOT to oversell the story and use the advantages of a bigger staff to find a better story. Not scanned are the transcripts of the Dateline report and the Washington Post.com stories (77 pages; order by calling IRE at 573-882-3364 or see link below).

    Tags: project; managment; joint efforts; online; promotions; impact; resources; databases; on-camera interviews; payment

    By Candace Hewitt; Diana Henriques; Lea Thompson; Brian Gaffney; Joby Warrick

    2001

  • Access to Campus Crime Reports

    "Access to Campus Crime Reports" is a booklet produced by the Student Press Law Center to inform journalists of their rights to obtain information from universities and colleges about on-campus crime; includes strategies for obtaining crime reports and other data, specific laws as they vary from state to state and federal laws pertaining to the topic.

    Tags: 27 pages

    By

    1994

  • How to Conduct a Historical Investigation

    "How to Conduct a Historical Investigation" is filled with tips and strategies for unearthing data and reasons for attempting to do so; includes possible sources, such as military and FBI records and photo archives.

    Tags: 7 pages

    By

    1994

  • Investigating the Nuclear Power Industry

    A thorough description of how to cover nuclear utilities with depth, including how to deal with and assess whistle-blowers and how to get information from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; includes several pages of sources from lawyers who represent whistle-blowers to officials from various regions of the NRC.

    Tags: 7 pages

    By Jim Morris

    1994

  • Understanding Data: Part I

    A May 1994 article handed out at a CAJ seminar called "Understanding Data: Part I"; describes the basics of data storage and manipulation, including search logic and how raw data goes into a database and information comes out; includes an additional handout with information on Paradox, a popular database software.

    Tags: 7 pages CAJ CAR

    By Jane Richter

    1994

  • Investigating Politicians

    Provides a list of documents that could be useful in investigating politicians, including sample contribution forms, report of expenditures form, sponsorship of bills listings, registered lobbyist tracking system list, and other documents used by Vukelich in his award-winning investigation of the New Mexico legislature. 27 pages. First two pages (document list) useful for general reference; remainder are mostly useful as accompaniment to tape of Vukelich's panel discussion.

    Tags: Elections Campaigns Candidates 27 pgs.

    By Jack McElroy

    1992