Sarah Stortz (left to right), Tana Gam-ad and Olivia Martin discuss an IowaWatch collaboration they did while reporters at the Cedar Falls High School student newspaper, the Tiger Hi-Line, in early 2016. This photo was taken on April 22, 2016, the day the story published. IowaWatch has won a Community Foundation of Johnson County grant to take on a similar high school journalism collaboration in 2017 that includes schools from Iowa City.

IowaWatch Wins Community Foundation Grant

The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch learned on Monday, Sept. 26, that it has won a $1,000 Community Foundation of Johnson County grant for a high school journalism project to be undertaken in 2017.

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

IowaWatch Connection Wins Seven Iowa Broadcast News Awards

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:

First place: Political coverage, for a series on the mood of the electorate leading up to the 2016 Iowa precinct caucuses. First place: In-depth/series, for a two-part report on criminal justice reform. Part one.