I, as co-founder of IowaWatch.org, would like to congratulate you, the members of the IowaWatch family. Thanks to your past support, IowaWatch’s journalistic success had earned for us a chance to receive up to $28,000 in matching funds from a $3 million national News Match 2017 fund drive.
IowaWatch is included in a huge, national News Match 2017 fund drive that will benefit our non-profit news gathering and training program with up to $28,000 in matching funds. It will help support our training of the next generation of journalists in our democracy.
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.
Seldom has so much attention focused on how journalists gather and report news. But news consumers in the 2010s want to know whether or not what they read or hear in the news is true and, in doing so, want to know why investigative reporters pursue stories.
It won’t count for the Knight News Match but your donation to IowaWatch always helps us produce strong investigative and collaborate journalism while training student journalists to do this work at a high, ethical level. Support IowaWatch’s non-profit journalism and training efforts. Thank you for participating with your gifts to IowaWatch this past month through the Knight News Match. In all, 62 of you donated $15,030 and the Knight Foundation has matched $9,530 of that through the Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund at The Miami Foundation. Two of you donated twice.
Today is the last day you can take advantage of the Knight News Match. Every $10 you donate becomes $20 for IowaWatch because of the Knight Foundation’s designation of IowaWatch as a worthy non-profit news organization.
“I have had the privilege to work at IowaWatch – The Center for Public Affairs Journalism, for over a year now, and would like to share with you a great opportunity.” A message from an IowaWatch student volunteer.