Hear The IowaWatch Connection Report: Immigration And Fear

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The clock is ticking down toward expiration of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, provisions. At issue — what to do with so-called DREAMers, people who were brought to the United States from other countries at an early age without documentation but who since have been educated in U.S. schools and consider this country to be home. Madeleine McCormick, a fourth-year student majoring in digital media at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, reports on the topic of immigration by talking with police officers, lawyers, DACA recipients and DREAMers.

Iowa’s College-Based Newspapers Adapt To Digital Readers

Student-run college newspapers in Iowa are feeling newspaper industry trend repercussions, reporting fewer print readers but increased online readership as young readers increasingly get their news from digital sources.

Search For Civil Speech On College Campuses Collides With First Amendment

An IowaWatch college media journalism project in late winter and early spring found a general aversion to limiting speech and expression on several Iowa campuses but willingness among some to regulate speech – hate speech for instance – that threatens someone. One of several stories in this report.

IowaWatch Connection Podcast: With Speech on College Campuses, How Far Is Too Far?

College traditionally is considered a place where open speech and expression are learning tools, taking students deeper into issues. But does a line exist where speech on campus goes too far? This podcast is part of an IowaWatch college media journalism project in which 14 college student journalists spoke to students, faculty and administrators on six Iowa campuses to discuss whether or not limits exist, or should exist, for speech and expression on campus.