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1st Amendment Expert Ken Paulson To Headline Annual IowaWatch Banquet Oct. 8


Register now for the IowaWatch annual banquet. First Amendment expert and educator Ken Paulson will be the guest speaker at the third annual Celebrating a Free Press and Open Government Banquet, titled this year “Journalism's Core...The Contemporary First Amendment. Continue Reading →

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Your Chance To Talk With Local Editors About Your Community Newspapers

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IowaWatch will host forums on Sept. 14 and 15 in North Liberty and Iowa City, respectively, that give the public a chance to talk with local newspaper editors about decisions editors make about news, and how to get news into the papers. Continue Reading →

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Listen To The KXIC Podcast: Regular IowaWatch Appearance Features Investigation Into Lake Algae

The Coralville Lake beach and boat dock near the Coralville Dam the evening of Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.

IowaWatch assistant editor and data analyst Lauren Mills and Iowa City Press-Citizen reporter Stephen Gruber-Miller were guests on the Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, "Your Town" segment of Jay Capron's morning show on KXIC radio, AM 800, in Iowa City. Continue Reading →

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Impact Of First IowaWatch Story 5 Years Ago Remains With Reporter


It started with a short news clip. On October 12, 2009, The Daily Iowan ran a 244-word brief saying that University of Iowa business student Jacques Similhomme, missing for two weeks, had been found dead in the Cedar River. I hadn’t heard Similhomme was missing, and that seemed strange since he was a fellow Hawkeye. Even more bizarre, his death was buried deep inside the university’s newspaper. I recalled an incident in September 2006 while I was a student at Grinnell College. Continue Reading →

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KXIC Podcast: Journalism With Impact During IowaWatch’s First Five Years

IowaWatch digital analyst/reporter Lauren Mills (left) and cofounder Stephen Berry (center) speak with KXIC morning show host Jay Capron on Aug. 19, 2014, about IowaWatch and its stories.

IowaWatch co-founder Stephen Berry and digital analyst/assistant editor Lauren Mills  talked on the Tuesday, May 19, 2015, "Your Town" show on KXIC radio, AM 800, in Iowa City about the pending fifth anniversary of IowaWatch's first story. Host Jay Capron welcomes IowaWatch each month to talk about the nonprofit news organization. You may listen to the latest interview at the link below. Advertising in the podcast is KXIC's. IowaWatch receives no revenue from it. Continue Reading →

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