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IowaWatch Receives $1,500 Grant From Community Foundation of Johnson County

The Community Foundation of Johnson County distributed 52 grants worth more than $250,000 to non-profit organizations in Johnson County, Iowa, at a luncheon on Dec. 4, 2014, in Iowa City. The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch received a $1,500 grant at this event.

IowaWatch.org received a $1,500 grant Thursday, Dec. 4, from the Community Foundation of Johnson County to fund a 2015 IowaWatch community forum in Johnson County and the purchase of a computer for creating and editing future video reports. Continue Reading →

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Podcast: WMT Radio Quizzes IowaWatch About Net Neutrality, Water Regulation

Bob Bruce, WMT

IowaWatch executive director-editor Lyle Muller talked on WMT radio host Bob Bruce's Thursday, Nov. 13, program about the IowaWatch Connection, net neutrality and a collaboration about proposed "Waters of the U.S." rules that the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting produced and which IowaWatch adapted for Iowa readers. Continue Reading →

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Podcast: KXIC ‘Your Town’ Features IowaWatch Puppy Mill Story, Jacob Luplow

Jacob Luplow

IowaWatch summer 2014 intern Jacob Luplow and executive director-editor Lyle Muller were the guests on the Tuesday, Oct. 21, "Your Town" show on KXIC radio, AM 800, in Iowa City. Host Jay Capron talked with Luplow, a student at Cornell College, about an IowaWatch story he did about troublesome dog breeders who repeatedly violate Animal Welfare Act regulations designed to protect animal health, but who get to keep animals while being cited for those repeat violations. He talked with Muller about other work being done at IowaWatch. You may listen to Capron's conversation with IowaWatch by skipping to the 20-minute mark of this one-hour podcast. Continue Reading →

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Jim Bohannon: We Should Be Passionately, Shamelessly Promoting First Amendment Benefits

Bohannon Speaking

Jim Bohannon, host of the popular radio news talk programs "The Jim Bohannon Show" and "America in the Morning", spoke Oct. 2, 2014, in Des Moines at the annual Celebrating a Free Press and Open Government Banquet about the power of the First Amendment, and work he says needs to be done to preserve the freedoms the Amendment promises. You may view his address here in two parts. RELATED:
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The banquet was hosted by the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism in partnership with the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and Iowa Newspaper Foundation. Additional sponsors were the Associated Press, Iowa Broadcasters Association and the Faegre Baker Daniels law firm of Des Moines. Continue Reading →

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