Visitors to the Newseum Institute in Washington, D.C., are asked whether or not colleges and universities should limit speech as a way to protect students from hateful comments. The informal result when this photo was taken April 3, 2016, was no.

Podcast: Behind-The-Scenes Look at IowaWatch’s Most-Read 2016 Stories

The most-read stories IowaWatch from 2016 included a look at free speech rights on college campuses, legislation covering medication to treat drug overdoses and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The IowaWatch Connection radio program brings you up to date on those stories and reveals behind-the-scenes information on how they came about.

IowaWatch staff reporters work the phones for Election Night reports on Nov. 8, 2016.

IowaWatch Fund Drive Thank You

A little more than one month ago we challenged you to help us raise $1,809 in personal donations by the end December. That would put donations $1 above what you gave the 501(c)(3) nonprofit IowaWatch the last month of 2015. We could not have imagined then what was to happen in the following 30 days.

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Video: Learn About IowaWatch

Support IowaWatch in the Knight News Match program. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will match each $1 you donate through Jan. 19, up to $1,000. 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. https://youtu.be/3kEK9Y6k-28

Video by IowaWatch public affairs intern Rosemary Adams.