The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "agenda setting" ...
"Zero Day Threat is an accessible, important primer on an insidious public hazard that touches us all. As such, it sets the agenda for wrenching changes in business practices and public policy that must inevitably follow, and, in fact are in the early stages of playing out."
A Center for Public Integrity study reveals that "more than half of the nation's state legislatures have no independent oversight of elected legislators' ethical conduct." One of the major findings is that only 23 states have independent commissions that investigate or enforce violations of ethical conduct violations. Some lawmakers have used the budget writing process to 'punish' their ethics commission, the Center finds. The vast majority of the existing commissions fail to initiate any large investigations because they lack power and financial support. The report includes nationwide overview and state-by-state breakdowns, comparing the state commissions' budgets, significance of findings and actual enforcement power.
Insight reports that "the United Auto Workers is being sued by workers who claim that the union unjustifiably fired them after taking control of a radio network and manipulating bankruptcy....A review of several thousand pages of correspondence, court filings, testimony transcripts and interviews with former United Broadcasting Network employees and management raises questions about how the UAW conducts business and treats its workers.. The cast of players in this story of alleged abuse of workers by a labor union is larger than life. The story ultimately is a tale about who gets to decide what the American people may hear and see in the media."
Brill's Content reports that "when it comes to deciding which products and services to buy, there's no more trusted source of information than this 63-year-old magazine, (Consumer Reports.) But the self-proclaimed bastion of unbiased testing may not be as fair or conflict-free as it claims...companies and trade groups are challenging (the magazine's) methods and alleging that the ad-free institution pursues agendas it doesn't always disclose."
The package took a look at one of the nation's most sacred political cows: The private charitable foundations that now fund many, if not most of the progressive political organizations in America. The stories showed how these private funders often acting in secret, set the agenda for political groups -- and managed to keep some key issues off that agenda.
Indianapolis News explores conflicts of interest among the directors of the Lilly Endowment, the Indianapolis foundation that is the fifth largest in the country; using tax returns and the foundation's reports, the stories show how the directors set the development agenda and benefited financially in the process, Nov. 13 - 20, 1989.