If you think digging up interviews and finding information for an in-depth news story is easy, listen to IowaWatch summer 2018 reporting interns Lily Bohlke and Matthew McDermott. This podcast takes you behind the scenes for a revealing look at what journalism training at the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch is like.
Thank you to those who supported and came to our live storytelling event, “Fringe: True Stories From Outsiders,” in Iowa City on Thursday, March 29. An audience of about 65 people heard Daniel Tardy, Veronica Hamly, Ryan Hall, John Paul Derryberry and Miriam Alarcon Avila tell stories about ways Iowans feel like outsiders
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The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch.org released on Sept. 29, 2016, an annual report that shows accomplishment of the nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization in the past year. You may read it and our 990 tax return here.
The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism seeks your financial support of nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative and public affairs journalism. The Center, founded in 2010 and distributing news through its website, IowaWatch.org, and several respected news outlets statewide, is the only non-profit, non-partisan news and student training organization of its kind in Iowa. With its three-fold mission: investigative journalism as a public service, education, and sustainability, the center is dedicated to:
Long-form, in depth investigative and public affairs journalism. Collaborating with other news media on local, state, regional and national level
Being transparent about its work and its funding sources. Training college students in Iowa to do a high level of reporting that can be published on professional platforms.
The Center has received major grants totaling $200,000 over two years from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, plus grants from the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation, SourceMedia Group of Iowa (The Gazette Co.), Woodward Communications, the Burlington Hawk Eye, the Community Foundation of Johnson County, and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
How do you train a nonprofit watchdog?
That’s the key question posed at npjforum.com, a new website that promotes dialogue between nonprofit journalists and aims to shed light on the challenges of their growing industry.