Leaders from the local nonprofit news organization IowaWatch said their new radio program — the IowaWatch Connection — is off to a successful start, an Iowa City Press-Citizen story published July 19 begins.
You can read the entire article, by Chastity Dillard, at this link. Continue Reading →
IowaWatch was featured during a large portion of the Tuesday, July 15, "Your Town" show on KXIC radio, AM 800, in Iowa City.
Host Jay Capron interviewed Executive Director-Editor Lyle Muller. Continue Reading →
IowaWatch's staff traveled to San Francisco for the Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference and Investigative News Network Day. Both were selected to participate either as a presenter or panelist. Continue Reading →
This venture by IowaWatch, with radio station partners across Iowa, plus others who want to promote meaningful conversation about issues in the state, is funded by a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant. Continue Reading →
Jay Capron, host of Your Town on KXIC radio, AM 800, featured on Tuesday, June 17, the IowaWatch story on the emergence of cellulosic ethanol, or trashanol, whole also giving a mention to the original IowaWatch documentary, "Breaking the Cycle: Meth Addiction in the Heartland". Gabriella Dunn, the IowaWatch reporter who wrote the trashanol story, and IowaWatch Executive Director-Editor Lyle Muller were Capron's guests. You can listen to KXIC's podcast below. Your Town features IowaWatch the third Tuesday of every month. Advertising with this podcast is KXIC's and does not support IowaWatch. Continue Reading →
Lisa Rossi, news editor for the American Journalism Review (AJR) and a faculty member at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, has joined the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism board of directors. AJR is an online publication that covers innovation in media. Rossi, a University of Iowa graduate, has worked at the Des Moines Register, The Gazette, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, The Missoulian and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and at The Daily Iowan, where she served as a metro editor. She was an associate regional editor for Patch.com in Maryland before joining AJR, managing writers, editing stories and developing strategies to grow online audiences. Continue Reading →
The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism is in an ambitious year in which it wants to engage Iowans in news that affects their lives. You can support that effort with a tax-deductible donation. The Center, founded in 2010 and distributing news through its website, IowaWatch.org, and various news outlets statewide, is the only non-profit, non-partisan news and student training organization of its kind in Iowa. With its three-fold mission: public service, education, and sustainability, the center is dedicated to:
Long-form, in depth investigative and public affairs journalism. Collaborating with other news media on local, state, regional and national level
Being transparent about its work and its funding sources. Continue Reading →
Jay Capron, host of Our Town on KXIC radio, AM 800, featured on Tuesday, May 20, IowaWatch stories about debt carried by college graduates in Iowa and hidden costs of study abroad for college students. Our Town features IowaWatch the third Tuesday of every month. Continue Reading →
One of WMT radio talk show host Bob Bruce's guests the afternoon of May 17, 2014, was IowaWatch's executive director-editor, Lyle Muller. They talked about a variety of topics including, at the end of the program, IowaWatch's stories about college debt in Iowa. You can listen to a podcast of the program here. Advertising in the podcast is WMT's, not IowaWatch's. IowaWatch is part of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism. Continue Reading →
Graduating journalism students at Simpson College have prepared a special IowaWatch report, Going Global, about the hidden costs of studying abroad. Watch a preview here and look for the report on Sunday, May 18. Video by Katie Buchholz Continue Reading →