|Source||U.S. Coast Guard|
|File Size||3.51 GB|
|Dates Covered||As of June 2009|
Record layouts and samples of this database
- Transportation’s Greatest Hits
This handout gives great pointers for dealing with transportation databases. Aviation, U.S. Department of Transportation – Planes and Trains, Marine and Highway databases are discussed. There is also a two-page listing of stories that have been done using these databases itemizing publication, date of publication and databases used.
- Diary of a two-day reporting effort
Nalder’s tipsheet narrates his quick yet thorough investigation of the Washington state ferry system, which reveals techniques for rapidly digging into an organization’s records and procedures. The sheet explains research techniques, interview strategies and keys to source selection.
- Cheated by the Law
Rolah McCabe successfully sued British American Tobacco in 2002 when the judge “ruled that BAT and Clayton Utz had destroyed internal documents denying her a fair trial.” It was overturned on appeal. However after McCabe’s win Utz conducted a secret internal investigation. “The Sunday Age published the details of the internal investigation and put the documents online” after they were leaked to Birnbauer.