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IowaWatch: A Community Effort
The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch.org is grateful to the following donors for their contributions to our efforts to provide Iowans with investigative and explanatory reporting and writing and to sustain the vital role of a public-spirited free press in a democratic society:
Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Iowa State Bar Association
Community Foundation of Johnson County
Fund for Investigative Journalism
Tony Baranowski and Sara Konrad Baranowski
Dora and Bill Brubaker
Stephen J. and Cheryl C. Berry
Burlington Hawk Eye
Clarion Hotel Highlander Conference Center
John and Diana Colgan
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Frank and Gigi Durham
The Courier (Waterloo-Cedar Falls ,IA)
Faegre Baker Daniels LLC
Robert Gutsche Jr.
Bridget Casey Gutsche
Andy and Dee Hall
Hills Bank & Trust Co. Iowa Association for Justice
Iowa Broadcasters Association
Iowa Freedom of Information Council
Iowa Newspaper Association
Iowa City-Coralville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Iowa City Press-Citizen
David and Lynn Jansen
Erin and Thomas Jordan
Kuhl, Phillips, Jans, Inc.
Lyle and Vicki Muller
Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation
Register Media (Des Moines, IA)
Jim Sernoe, in memory of Don Smith, Kay Amert and John Bennett
Investigative News Network
University of Iowa Honors Fellows Program
UnityPoint Health of Des Moines
In addition to these donations, the Iowa Center’s work has been totally dependent upon the thousands of volunteer hours from our unpaid staff, contributing writers and other individuals. The Board of Directors and officers are deeply indebted to the following individuals:
Joy (Chia-Yu) Chang
Robert Gutsche Jr.
Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism Policy on Financial Support
This policy seeks to reconcile the need for financial support with the values of the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, the foremost of which is editorial independence. While the Center fails if it becomes unsustainable financially, it also fails if it loses public confidence in its integrity. The policy acknowledges, too, that individuals and organization invest in projects that further their own goals and values, directly or indirectly.
Do you want to see some in-depth investigative and explanatory journalism focused on state and local issues? If so, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism. If you would like to donate online, click the button below. If you would rather write a check, please make it payable to The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism. Supporters who use either method to donate will receive a written acknowledgment of their contributions and confirmation that the funds are restricted to use by ICPAJ.
IOWAWATCH: EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM RECIPIENT, IOWA ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE (2014)
Lyle Muller joined IowaWatch in May 2012 after serving as editor of The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA), which is owned by a multimedia company that also owned KCRG television when he was there, plus other digital and publishing enterprises. He held several reporting and editing positions during his 25 years at The Gazette, among them being editor of the Iowa City Gazette, a zoned edition of The Gazette in 1999-2003, and leading investigative and special projects. He was a senior editor on the team that directed coverage of an Iowa flooding disaster, which won The Gazette the Society of Professional Journalists' national Sigma Delta Chi award for deadline reporting in 2008. A 1992 Council for the Advancement of Science Writing national fellow, his focus as a reporter was on health, science and higher education. He is the reporting coach for The Daily Iowan's Ethics and Politics Initiative project, a member of the Iowa Newspaper Association Government Relations Committee, Iowa High School Press Association Board of Directors, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION), and a former member of the Iowa Newspaper Foundation board of directors.