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:
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:
Search results for "black seniors" ...
This investigation shows that the quality of care received by black seniors' is lower than that of white seniors. Illinois has the highest number of poorly rated black nursing homes in the U.S. Chicago's nursing homes that serve predominantly white seniors were all rated excellent by the federal government whereas none of those serving mostly blacks received that rating. Poverty was not linked to these low rankings. In the new analysis, they found significant racial disparities throughout the country between majority-black and majority-white homes.
By using PRIZM-NE, Claritas Corporation's lifestyle segmentation system, together with zipcodes collected during USA Today-CNN Gallup polling, the authors were able to analyze geographical and socioeconomic data. They were then able to profile such specific groups as Catholics or seniors with greater detail, not just the usual groupings used such as male vs female and white vs black. They found for example that veteran status was more indicative of politics than age. They also showed that the gap between the political attitudes of married vs unmarried women reached a record 38 percent, which was much larger than the 11 percent gap between men and women. Such data have traditionally only been available after exit polls, but the USA-Today team were able to track changes during the lead-up to the 2004 election.
This report by the Los Angeles Times focuses on the quiet, rarely recognized individuals involved in the Civil Rights Movement, including one of the first black students to be enrolled in a previously all-white high school. In 1957, Josephine Brown was enrolled in Greensboro Senior High School and became the first black person to graduate from an integrated school in North Carolina.
In 1992, When the New York Times promoted Angela Dodson to become its first African American senior editor -- and the highest-ranking black woman in the paper's history -- the paper's top editors could have pointed to the move as proof of their commitment to diversity. But after editors fired her just three years later, she filed a lawsuit charging race and sex discrimination. Dodson said that while Times editors promoted her on paper, they consistently undermined her authority.
The Wall Street Journal, in a two-part series followed five students through the halls of Frank W. Ballou Senior High, a school in Washington, DC's southeast section to find out what it takes for top students to succeed in some of the nation's worst environments, finding that the students often respond thoughtfully and rationally to the mandates of their environment. The paper also followed a different group of minority students through an intensive summer course at an Ivy League University, May 26, Sept. 22, 1994.