April 25, 2016

IowaWatch Connection Wins Seven Iowa Broadcast News Awards

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2015 IBNA Awards given to IowaWatch on April 23, 2016.

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2015 IBNA Awards given to IowaWatch on April 23, 2016.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein

The IowaWatch Connection radio program collected seven awards, including three for first place, for large market radio reporting at the 2016 Iowa Broadcast News Association convention in Waterloo, Iowa, on April 23.

Each week program host and producer Jeff Stein examines an IowaWatch story in depth during the 23-minute program.

The program’s winning entries were:2015_12_22_IowaWatchConnectionsWithSponsor

The IowaWatch Connection, a statewide audience engagement program, was launched in July 2014. AARP Iowa is the program’s underwriter through June 30. The program was launched in 2014 with a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the Investigative News Network (now the Institute for Nonprofit News). The Iowa State Bar Association was an underwriter for the program in 2015.

Program host and producer Jeff Stein also is executive director of the Iowa Broadcast News Association and a noted Iowa broadcast historian. Awards were determined by independent, out-of-state judges.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IOWAWATCH CONNECTION, AND TO HEAR PODCASTS OF ITS PROGRAMS

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