Video: Learn About IowaWatch

Get to know the people who have produced in-depth reports and built the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch since its launch in February 2010. Video by IowaWatch public affairs intern Rosemary Adams.

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

View Our 2016 Annual Report and 990 Tax Return for 2015

The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch.org released on Sept. 29, 2016, an annual report that shows accomplishment of the nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization in the past year. You may read it and our 990 tax return here.

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.

Chelsea Keenan (front left) and Lee Hermiston (right) are shown at their desks in  The Gazette's Cedar Rapids office on July 29, 2016

Inside The Reporter’s Notebook: Gazette Series Humanizes, Raises Awareness Of Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction is growing nationwide, and eastern Iowa is no exception with more than 61 non-fatal overdoses and 21 deaths in 2015. Cedar Rapids Gazette healthcare reporter Chelsea Keenan and public safety reporter Lee Hermiston spoke with IowaWatch intern Brittany Robb about their stories that formed part of an in-depth look at the epidemic in The Gazette‘s June 2016 series, “Heroin’s Hold In Iowa.”