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.

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IowaWatch Joins Iowa Freedom Of Information Council

The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch has joined the Iowa Freedom of Information Council as a First Amendment member because it matches the center’s goal of shining a spotlight on institutions and people who have authority over public policies, trends and events.

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Wind Energy Industry Spun Into Bat Preservation Effort

Iowa’s wind industry must deal with unwanted bat deaths as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tries to stop the slaughter of one species – the northern long-eared bat. This, despite wind turbines not being the bats’ main tormentor.

IowaWatch co-founder Stephen Berry (left) and executive director-editor Lyle Muller receive the 2014 Excellence in Journalism Award from the Iowa Association for Justice's executive director, Brad Lint, on Nov. 5, 2014, in Des Moines.

IowaWatch Receives Statewide Award For Its Journalism

The Iowa Association for Justice (IAJ) has announced that it is giving its 2014 Excellence in Journalism Award to the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, which runs the non-profit news organization IowaWatch.org.