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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  • Investigative food story sources

    A presentation on web sites to research when investigating food related stories that deal with food safety and food illnesses.

    Tags: FDA; USDA; CDC; food supply

    By Miriam Morgan

    2002

  • Examining Non-Profit Organizations

    This tipsheet lists the most important documents reporters needs to research when covering charities and nonprofits. Those include 990 forms, bond prospectuses, government contracts and audits by watchdog groups.

    Tags: nonprofits; charities

    By Gilbert Gaul

    2002

  • The Power of Building Your Own Databases

    Reasons on why to build a database exemplified with real life examples of winning articles that benefited from database research and some tips on what to include in the database.

    Tags: Database; analysis

    By Sarah Cohen, Anthony DeBarros, David Heath

    2002

  • Investigating High School Academic Fraud, 2002 IRE Tip Sheet for Sports Investigations

    Useful tips in researching educational background of athletes and to determine if scores to meet NCAA's eligibility were obtained at accredited schools. Also included are tips to the documents, institutions and Web sites that you'll find useful to research when writing a sports story.

    Tags: NCAA; college; high school; education; NAIA; NJCAA; academic fraud

    By Tom Farrey

    2002

  • Examining non-profit organizations

    This tipsheet lists the most important documents reporters needs to research when covering charities and nonprofits. Those include 990 forms, bond prospectuses, government contracts and audits by watchdog groups.

    Tags: donations; fund-raising; charities; religion; foundations; social issues

    By Gil Gaul

    2002

  • Tips on Anti-Competitive Practices in the Rx Industry

    Young, the research director of the Public Citizen, explains the strategies used by pharmaceutical companies to extend their patents for prescription drugs. The handout sheds light on the corporations' legislative maneuvers. It also offers a list of online resources to investigate the pharmaceutical industry. The handout includes a New York Times article about the drug makers' lobby in Washington.

    Tags: pharmaceuticals; patents; FDA; legislature

    By Bob Young

    2002

  • Tracking Corporate Lobbying

    Young, the research director of the Public Citizen, explains how to use information from lobby disclosure reports in stories. The handouts provides list of websites to find the reports and other lobbying data online.

    Tags: money and politics; legislature

    By Bob Young

    2002

  • William Frey studies

    William Frey, a demographer with the Population Studies Center, provides a list of research studies he's done that are available for ordering. Among the studies are "Race, Class and Poverty Polarization across Metro Areas and States: Population Shifts and Migration Dynamics" and "Immigration and Internal Migration 'Flight': 1990 Census Findings for California. The handout includes a couple of articles from American Demographics. The complete handout is available from the Resource Center.

    Tags: census; income; immigrants; statistics

    By William Frey

    2002

  • International Data: From Routine to Terrorism

    Noemí Ramírez of El Mundo (formerly the director of IRE's Resource Center) provides tips for accessing and using international databases. The handouts offers descriptions of the activities and links to the websites of about 20 research organizations that can be helpful in reporting on other countries' policies, terrorism and counter-terrorism, intelligence, worldwide corruption, etc. Spanish-language tipsheet: 2863

    Tags: international; data; archives; news libraries

    By Noemí Ramírez

    2002

  • High-Interest Loans and Minority Homebuyers

    Jeff Roberts, CAR editor of the Denver Post, provides tips for researching stories on relining and racial profiling.

    Tags: Redlining

    By Jeff Roberts

    2002