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.

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  • Investigating charges of child abuse

    This handout covers how to investigate charges of child abuse. The handout includes tips on sources and a list of child abuse experts and resources. The file also contains a Seattle Times article on children dying while under Washington's child-protection program. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org.

    Tags: Neglect; Social services

    By Karina Bland; Duff Wilson

    1997

  • Using aviation safety documents

    This handout covers how to use aviation safety documents when an aircraft crashes in your hometown. The handout includes information on what documents are obtainable and where to find the documents. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org.

    Tags: FAA; Federal aviation administration; NTSB; National transportation safety board

    By Byron Acohido

    1997

  • Breaking and Entering: How to dissect an organization

    This handout covers how to get inside a company, government agency or private association. The handout includes lists of useful records, a twelve-step plan for using public disclosure laws and hints on interviewing people. The packet also contains a series from the Kansas City Star on the National Park Service and a newsletter from the National Charities Bureau. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org.

    Tags: Business

    By Eric Nalder

    1997

  • On the Paper Trail of Broken Promises: Records You Can Use from the HUD's Tribal Housing Program

    This handout covers how to investigate Indian country and HUD's tribal housing program. The handout includes lists of helpful resources compiled by the Seattle Times Pulitzer-winning team of investigative reporters. The handout also contains a printout from the Tribal and Housing Authority Directory. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org.

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    1997

  • The 20 Hats of a Great Editor

    This handout includes Boardman's list for the "Twenty Hats of a Great Editor". The handout gives advice to editors on all the different roles editors can play in order to help their reporters on investigative pieces. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org.

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    By Dave Boardman

    1997

  • Aviation Safety

    This handout provides a detailed list of information that every reporter covering transportation safety should have. Included are a list of databases and websites available as well as stories from The Seattle Times and Newsday. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org.

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    By Byron Acohido

    1997

  • Aviation

    This package contains a tipsheet for using computer-assisted reporting when covering the aviation community, a sample story from the Seattle Times, sources for covering aviation and sample documents from the Federal Aviation Administration. Audio tape is available for purchase from the IRE Resource Center. Contact us at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ire.org. --ask for tape #14.

    Tags: Aviation; Safety; FAA

    By Elizabeth A. Marchak

    1997

  • Loosening Lips: The Art of the Interview; Organizing and Conducting a Successful Newspaper Investigation; A 12-Step Program for Using Public Disclosure Laws

    The hard copy of this packet includes Nalder's Loosening Lips: The Art of the Interview, and Cauchon's diagrams of a project and articles Balanced Justice: Powder Cocaine vs. Crack Cocaine, Attack on Deadheads is No Hallucination and AIDS in Prison. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-77.

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    By Eric Nalder; Dennis Cauchon

    1996

  • Oil on the rocks...fire on the water

    Nalder, author of Tankers Full of Trouble, provides a list of all the information you might need to cover an oil spill, including the players and where to reach them, general information on tankers and barges and cleanup toxicology. Also included is Mooney's articles on a North Cape oil spill. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-57.

    Tags: The barge in your backyard: Oil spills and lax regulation; disaster; environment

    By Eric Nalder

    1996

  • A session for editors and managers grappling with technology and what it's done to newsgathering

    There is no handout for this session, but an audio tape is available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-08.

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    By Tom Boyer

    1996