IowaWatch is the Iowa news partner for a cross-country tour by HuffPost that will stop in Des Moines, Iowa on Oct. 9, 2017. The goal of HuffPost’s “Listen to America” tour is to engage in conversations with people across the country of all ages and backgrounds.
Jennifer Jacobs, whose journey to White House correspondent began in Iowa, will bring back home tales of covering the Trump presidency when she serves as the annual Celebrating a Free Press and Open Government Banquet’s guest speaker in Des Moines on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
IowaWatch reporter Krista Johnson and IowaWatch executive director-editor Lyle Muller spoke on KXIC Radio’s July 18, 2017, “Your Town” segment about Johnson’s reporting project — “Criminal Confessions: Coerced or Real?” Listen here to the podcast.
The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, which runs IowaWatch.org, has filed its 990 tax return for 2016. The return shows how the nonprofit center earned and spent money in the past calendar year. The center, founded in February 2010, spent $151,008, while raising $152,307 in 2016. The center received a boost at the end of the year when donors responded to the center’s inclusion in a Knight News Match fund drive. You can read the IowaWatch 990 tax form for 2016 at this link:
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The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch has received a $25,000 grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation for general operating expenses. This marks the first time the Iowa City-based non-profit, non-partisan news center has received a grant from the Chicago-based foundation.
IowaWatch documentary film maker Greta Meyle is on a quest to produce a documentary that addresses issues related to people who are raped while in college. This powerful story is in need of research and development support and we are asking for your help.
The IowaWatch Connection radio program collected seven awards, including two for first place, for large market radio reporting at the 2017 Iowa Broadcast News Association convention in Johnston, Iowa, on Saturday, April 22.
We at IowaWatch are raising funds to pay stipends to more than a dozen student journalists from six Iowa campuses in an IowaWatch/College Media reporting project. These journalists are interviewing students, faculty members and administrators to learn about this topic and to report it to you later during this spring.
Simply defining populism is a chore. But evaluating whether or not populism is good or bad is a whole other task. IowaWatch was part of an “Ethical Perspectives on the News” program exploring those ideas.