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Many family farms squeezed out of definition,” The Courier (Waterloo-Cedar Falls), Sept. 17, 2018.

USDA definition of ‘family farm’ a headache for some,” Marshalltown Times-Republican, Sept. 16, 2018.

Iowa college campuses respond to bias- and hate-related incidents,” Des Moines Register, Sept. 12, 2018.

Lack of portable insurance adds health care burden to Iowa’s migrant workers,” Des Moines Register, Aug. 15, 2018.

Is it possible for Iowans to keep it civil when talking politics?” Des Moines Register, July 31, 2018.

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Study in contrasts: Two students go missing, and the responses are incredibly different,” The Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 29, 2010

Stories about our work

Iowa high-schoolers power statewide investigations,” Columbia Journalism Review, April 3, 2018.

Local News Is a Vital Resource—But It’s Disappearing Fast,” Time magazine, July 26, 2018 (online).

Cedar Falls students write investigative report about farm fields affecting schools,” KWWL-TV, June 1, 2018.

Dedicated writers are the true face of journalism,” Corridor Business Journal, March 4, 2017.

OUR OPINION: Iowa’s mental health system needs overhaul,” March 13, 2011

End-of-life directives for kids, too,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 12, 2011

IowaWatch: Nonprofit Journalism Links Students with Reporting and Learning,” Nieman Reports – Professor’s Corner, October 12, 2011

Politics and Collaboration (print only), The Iowa City Press-Citizen, September 11, 2010

Nonprofit partners to advance investigative journalism,” Corridor Business Journal, June 21, 2010

Young Guns,” American Journalism Review, June/July 2010

Stories reveal a need for consistency,” The Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 3, 2010

UI journalists launch independent investigative news outlet,,” The University of Iowa News Services, June 2, 2010

Iowa college towns ill-equipped for missing person searches,” The Iowa Independent, June 1, 2010

Collaboration helps improve our investigative reporting (print only), The Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 30, 2010

“Non-profit center, IowaWatch, launches with report on fall missing person tragedy,” The Cedar Rapids Gazette Online, May 28, 2010

Iowa moves forward in public affairs,” Iowa Journalist, Spring 2010

Transparency key to investigative news ethics,” University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 30, 2010

Stephen J. Berry discusses the Center and non-profit news on Iowa Public Radio, April 19, 2010

Non-profit news: Start digging,” Quill & Scroll, February/March 2010