Iowa Public Radio examined the importance of investigative journalism, nationally and in Iowa, during its Tuesday, Feb. 23, “River to River” program and included IowaWatch Executive Director-Editor Lyle Muller, IowaWatch board member Andy Hall and Jason Clayworth, investigative reporter at The Des Moines Register, in the conversation. Hall is executive director and a founder of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism — WisconsinWatch.
Program host Ben Kieffer connected current interest in investigative reporting related to the Oscar-nominated movie, “Spotlight,” with the state of investigative journalism.
This “River to River” program is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires initiative, a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board, the Federation of State Humanities Council and Humanities Iowa, a state affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities, in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the prizes. IowaWatch, Iowa Public Radio and Iowa Public Television are collaborating in the Iowa portion of this project.