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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 26,000 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.

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  • The Dark Side of the Internet

    Sparked by a report that U.S. companies were "supplying cops (in China) with databases, software and hardware needed to track criminals and dissidents", Business Week looks into the many "dark corners of Internet commerce." Click fraud, spyware, online advertising, identity thieves using "virtual currency" are all covered in this series of stories.

    Tags:; Direct Revenue; identity theft; online advertising; click fraud; spyware

    By Brian Grow; Ben Elgin; Bruce Einhorn;

    Business Week


  • Lab Rats

    A New Times investigation reports on "a litany of veiled, disingenuous and sometimes fraudulent financial schemes that badly damaged the university's other primary missions." On the basis of internal financial records and memos provided by professors and former administrators, the story depicts a "history of misspending of state revenue bonds and federal grants," as well as "a history of university administrators destroying the careers of those who complained..." The University of Arizona succeeded in becoming one of the top 20 public research institutions in the country, after a massive effort in this direction, which started in the 80s. However, the reporter finds, it slipped "in critical categories such as faculty salaries and student retention."

    Tags: public records; higher education; universities; colleges; fraud; construction; debt; Large Binocular Telescope project; life sciences

    By Robert Nelson

    New Times (Phoenix)


  • Records Show Grigsby Used His Companies to Skirt G-37

    The story was generated by an investigation into public finance banker Calvin Grigsby's leasing companies in Miami and San Francisco. After reviewing his companies public records, the Bond Buyer found that revenues generated by the company, as well as public funds, were apparently funneled to public officials in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Alameda County (Ca.) as campaign contributions. Because Grigsby's other companies were used to contribute, his investment bank was not listed on campaign disclosures. In some instances, the officers of the company apparently violated regulations that restrict campaign contributions to public officials. Rule G-37 states that municipal bankers cannot contribute indirectly if they are barred from contributing directly.

    Tags: None

    By Christopher McEntee;Michael Marois;Tammy Williamson

    Bond Buyer


  • Boys Town - America's Wealthiest City?

    The West Omaha Sun's classic investigation that "made the media aware for the first time of the potential of the Internal Revenue Service Form 990... (the project) also opened up for reporters some of the story possibilities behind the facade of institutional "success" stories... the results?... It stopped in its tracks one of the largest, most successful and most secretive direct-mail fund-raising programs in the nation... It caused thousands of donors (to other institutions as well as Boys Town) to re-examine their unquestioning support of such institutions..."

    Tags: fundraisers public documents public journalism civic leader directors responsibility

    By no bylines

    Sun Newspapers (Omaha, Neb.)