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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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  • Small Town Winners: Investigating on a Budget

    Edwards and Watson provide useful strategies for getting those investigative pieces done at small papers or broadcast stations. This package also includes a story by George Pawlaczyk (Belleville News-Democrat) on AmeriCorps and East St. Louis. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or [email protected] ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-47.

    Tags: Small town winners: Investigating on a budget 7 pgs.

    By Greg Edwards;Stuart Watson

    1996

  • Blind Justice: Who killed Janie Fray?

    Hansen's one-page handout sums up his investigation that won the IRE medal for radio this year. When Jane Marie Fray was found brutally murdered, police moved quickly to arrest her boyfriend Ricky Almosch. WJR Radio began looking at facts and circumstances that police had either ignored or not found. The investigation and a number of court hearings eventually led to the dismissal of all charges, ending Amolsch's 10-month imprisonment and a renewed quest for the real killer. To order a tape and/or transcript of Hansen's winning broadcast, ask for file #12837.Although Martin Yant (Ohio Observer) was unable to attend the session, his article about the wrongful conviction of a young Dayton couple who spent 11 years in prison for sexual abuse is included in this packet. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or [email protected] ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-43.

    Tags: Freeing the innocent: Investigating wrongful convictions 16 pg.

    By Rod Hansen

    1996

  • Running off the rails

    By working together, U.S. News & World Report and 60 Minutes journalists won the 1996 IRE Renner Award. The stories provided the first real evidence that Russian organized crime, in conjunction with at least one senior official of the Yeltsin government, had moved into the potentially lucrative area of nuclear smuggling. This story is available through the Resource Center. Ask for File #12836. The handout for this session is a U.S. News & World Report article on why trains are more dangerous than planes -- a project done in conjunction with PrimeTime Live. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or [email protected] ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-31.

    Tags: Print and broadcast journalists working together 8 pgs.

    By Lisa Getter, Steve Kroft, Gary Scurka, Penny Loeb and David Rage

    1996

  • Broadcasting

    Twenty-two page detailed handout containing hundreds of useful BBS lists for journalists/broadcasters. Includes contact information and short descriptions of each list.

    Tags: Electronic Information CAR Internet 22 pages

    By Mark Leff

    1995

  • CAR for broadcast: Computing on the air

    Alan Cox provides a detailed account of how to use computers on the air. The handout outlines some of the problems to look for, and the importance of management support.

    Tags: Cox; News; Coverage; CAR; Broadcast

    By Alan Cox

    1994

  • Reporting Dos and Don'ts in Indian Country

    "Reporting Dos and Don'ts in Indian Country" is a compilation of tips from five Native American editors, reporters and broadcasters. Hints range from avoiding specific stereotypes to recognizing the way Navajos tell stories.

    Tags: Acoma Pueblo Shoshone Navajo Oneida

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    1993

  • Writing Techniques/Power Reporting/11 Steps of an Investigative Report

    Handouts and worksheets from Morris' broadcast writing workshop; pointers from the Poynter Institute on The Secrets of Power Reporting; a chapter from the soon-to-be-published book, Beyond the Inverted Pyramid, by Kennedy and others; and 11 Steps of an Investigative Report, adapted from Investigative Reporting and Editing by Paul N. Williams and distributed by Rowe.

    Tags: Organizing investigative reports

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    1992