IowaWatch staff reporter Stephen Gruber-Miller has been named co-editor in chief of Grinnell College’s student-run newspaper, The Scarlet & Black, for the 2014-15 school year.
He will share those duties with Emma Sinai-Yunker. Both have served as co-news editor for the paper this school year.
Gruber-Miller, 20, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, started at IowaWatch as a summer 2013 intern. He is a junior entering his senior in fall. Studying for a degree in English, he has been accepted for a summer 2014 reporting internship at the Toledo Blade in Ohio.
His IowaWatch stories have included being the lead reporter and writer for a five-part collaboration in 2013 with four other Iowa newspapers called “Iowa’s Opportunity Gap”. Others include stories about raising Iowa’s gas tax, the state’s wind energy industry and efforts to crack down on illegal voters.