STATE FOR SALE: Jane Mayer's in-depth look at how multi-millionaire Art Pope's network of electoral and conservative advocacy groups has given him "singular influence" in shaping politics in North Carolina, one of 2012's top battlegrounds.
Jane Mayer, The New Yorker (October 10, 2011 issue)
HOW POPE REIGNS: An investigative series looks at North Carolina's most influential benefactor for Republicans and conservative groups -- and his growing national power. Includes stories by Chris Kromm and Sue Sturgis.
Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies (October 2010 - Present)
ABSOLUTE POWER: An examination of Art Pope's dominance. Pope and the organizations he finances are shaping how North Carolinians live. Includes stories by Chris Kromm, Bob Geary, Samiha Khanna, Joe Schwartz, Sue Sturgis and Lisa Sorg.
The Independent Weekly (March 9, 2011)
THE $40 MILLION DOLLAR MAN: Watchdog group Democracy North Carolina documents over $40 million that Pope has steered into his favorite causes from his family, his family’s foundation, and his family’s business Variety Wholesalers.
Democracy North Carolina (September 30, 2011)