The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. Add to that more than 3,000 tipsheets from our national conferences on how to cover specific beats or do specific stories and you have a resource that no reporter or editor should be without. These stories and tipsheets 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. Logged-in members can view the tipsheets free online:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
Add to that more than 3,000 tipsheets from our national conferences on how to cover specific beats or do specific stories and you have a resource that no reporter or editor should be without.
These stories and tipsheets 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. Logged-in members can view the tipsheets free online:
Search results for "UCC" ...
Campbell walks through the steps to investigate a business, outlining the paper trail that all businesses must create - from a business license to Uniform Commercial Code filings to liquor licenses. Litigation filings also provide a wealth of information about businesses.
Tags: backgrounding business; licenses; trademark; articles of incorporation; UCC; Uniform Commercial Code filing; credit reports; mortgages; liens; professional license; litigation; courts; EDGAR; Securities and Exchange Commission; SEC; Federal Trade Commission; FTC; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; FINRA
Campbell details how to background businesses by following the paper trail they create - from business licenses to potential litigation involvement.
Roush offers very comprehensive, detailed advice about covering private companies. He discusses some places to find informaton, including the Secretary of State, the courts, and UCC codes. Roush also discusses covering non-profits and financial institutions. Finally, he includes a long list of web resources that are helpful for the business beat.
This tipsheet is a good guide to understanding corporate documents. It covers good starting places, like SEC filings, and lists helpful websites, like www.bloomberg.com. The tipsheet explains all different kinds of common forms, like 8-K and Schedule 13-D. Finally, it talks about different kinds of helpful documents like UCC filings and court records.
Tags: taxes; corporate records; 10-K; S-1; shareholders; proxies; Securities and Exchange Commission; Electronic Data Gathering; Analysis and Retrieval system; Uniform Commercial Code; PAC; Political Action Committee; CEO; business reporting
This tipsheet serves as a guide for any reporter looking to delve into the "fringe financial industry." This industry serves people who lack access to banks and other mainstream financial institutions; it includes payday lenders, car title lenders, pawn shots and check cashing outlets. Nixon's tipsheet explains each of these institutions and offers advice on how and where to get the data to report on them.
Skertic lists a number of Web sites and documents useful for uncovering whether a corporation has broken the rules. Included is detailed information about several key U.S. Security and Exchange Commission filings such as the 10-K, 8-K and 13-D forms.
Tags: corporation; business; corporate; investigative reporting; documents; Web sites; federal government; SEC; Security and Exchange Commission; EDGAR; court records; political action committees; lobbyists; Uniform Commercial Code; UCC; 10-K; proxies; 8-K; 13-D; S-1
This tipsheet outlines numerous tips, resources and websites that can be used to investigate a company, from UCC filings of a private company to SEC filings of a public one, from quarterly reports to court records, from labor unions to regulatory agencies.
Documents from Freedburg's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of the Yahweh religious sect and its connections to 14 murders. Documents include FBI records, Freedburg's request for criminal file, U.S. District Court documents, Florida motor vehicle registrations, drivers' license records, Metro-Dade Police Department and Public Safety Department request for latent comparison, incident and autopsy reports, Yahweh University's "Open Letter to the World" complaining of the City of Miami's harassment of that institution; inter-office memo; Yahweh literature filed in federal lawsuit; Yahweh's corporate filing; police department's Internal Security Unit report; UCC filing; and affidavit for search warrant.