Podcast: Young Journalists Gain Experience Covering Their First Iowa Presidential Caucuses

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Student journalists from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, Simpson College, Buena Vista University and Loras College saw first-hand the Iowa presidential precinct caucuses that drew worldwide attention the night of Feb. 1, 2016.

IowaWatch reporter Hannah Soyer (r) while interviewing Democrats at an Iowa City, Iowa, precinct caucus the night of Feb. 1, 2016.

Madeline Tornabane for IowaWatch

IowaWatch reporter Hannah Soyer (r) while interviewing Democrats at an Iowa City, Iowa, precinct caucus the night of Feb. 1, 2016.

They covered the caucuses for the first time in their young careers for an IowaWatch/college media caucus reporting project that produced stories for IowaWatch.org, the website Caucus.IowaWatch.org and, in some cases, publications or broadcast stations on their campuses.

IowaWatch reporters Hannah Soyer and Danielle Wilde, from the University of Iowa, spoke with assistant editor/data analyst/reporter Lauren Mills in this podcast about their experiences.

Other student journalists in the IowaWatch/college media project were to speak about their experiences at the Iowa College Media Association’s annual convention in Des Moines on Friday, Feb. 5.

Cedar Falls, Iowa, precinct caucus on Feb. 1. 2016.

Leziga Barikor/Northern Iowan for IowaWatch, covering her first Iowa caucus

Cedar Falls, Iowa, precinct caucus on Feb. 1. 2016.

Read the stories:
Clinton Finds Herself Answering To Other Democrats As Well As Republicans After Iowa
Big Crowds, Some Delays And Winners and Losers in Iowa’s Caucuses
Buena Vista University Students Get First Crack At Iowa Caucuses
1st Person Story: Republican Paul Supporter Considers Cruz To Beat Trump, Stays With Paul
Democratic Caucus-Goer Takes You Inside His Precinct

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