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:
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Despite the increasing number of organ transplants each year in the United States, there is little regulation by the government. In addition, no national registry exists to track donors after their procedures. This investigation focuses on how this lack of regulation and tracking not only affects who can donate, but also the lives of those who try to help others. This series also chronicles the complications surrounding live organ donations, including permanent physical damage and even death.
A classic case of negotiating over public records, this series of stories chronicles the legal battle between the University of Louisville and the Courier-Journal. Since filing suit in 2001, the newspaper maintained that the public needs to know the donors who contribute to the McConnell Center for Political Leadership, which was founded by Senator Mitch McConnell. The donor list to the McConnell Center includes some of the largest corporate names in Kentucky, names that also rank among the top donors to McConnell's political campaigns. The stories even uncovered legislative attempts, by Sen. McConnell and his allies, to block access to foundation documents. In November 2004 the courts ruled in favor of the newspaper.
Tags: FOIA; University funding; University of Louisville; McConnell Center for Political Leadership; Senator Mitch McConnell; donors to campaigns; donations to universities; public records; data negotiation; political fraud
The Center for Public Integrity examines the intersections of big donors' dollars and lawmakers' outside ties. The report focuses on a cross-section of states with searchable electronic data, and adds to the Center's own research on the outside interests of legislators. Alex Knott documents alarming relationships between financial contributors and legislature.
San Francisco Chronicle looks at the disparity in funding for art organization, and finds that "institutions flush with cash garner most aid while those in need struggle." The story exposes how - due to support from wealthy philanthropists and government aid - the San Francisco Symphony has excess funds that far exceed watchdog groups' standards. A major finding is that, in distributing art funding, state and local government authorities consider artistic quality and potential impact on the community, but not financial need. The report points to the sky-rocketing salaries of the directors of the largest art entities in San Francisco. It also includes tables with data on money received and spent by large art and cultural groups in the city.
Tags: Bay Area; San Francisco Opera; San Francisco Ballet; San Francisco Symphony; nonprofit; San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts; fund-raising; donors; contributions; grants; subsidies; National Arts Stabilization; investment; s accountancy
Using the Freedom of Information Act, Arkansas Business obtained a list of donors to the University of Arkansas Razorbacks football team. The data, broken down by ZIP code, shows that counties in northwest Arkansas have contriubted about one third of the total donations; the area centered around Little Rock also contriubted about one third; the rest of the state made up the remaining third. Included are tables of the top 200 Lifetime contributions from individuals or corporations to the UA Razorback Foundation contributions ranked by totals from states, and the top 100 cities ranked by lifetime contributions.