IowaWatch Connection Wins Seven Iowa Broadcast News Awards

The IowaWatch Connection radio program collected seven awards, including three for first place, for large market radio reporting at the 2016 Iowa Broadcast News Association convention in Waterloo, Iowa, on April 23. Each week program host and producer Jeff Stein examines an IowaWatch story in depth during the 23-minute program. The program’s winning entries were:

First place: Political coverage, for a series on the mood of the electorate leading up to the 2016 Iowa precinct caucuses. First place: In-depth/series, for a two-part report on criminal justice reform. Part one.

Panelists Confirmed For May 2 IowaWatch Free Speech On Campuses Forum

Panelists have been confirmed for the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch public forum on Monday, May 2, in Iowa City that examines whether or not limits exist for speech and expression on college campuses. The forum is part of a spring IowaWatch reporting project, “Making Boundaries: The Impact of Defining Boundaries for Speech and Expression on College Campuses.”