IowaWatch Fund Drive Thank You

A little more than one month ago we challenged you to help us raise $1,809 in personal donations by the end December. That would put donations $1 above what you gave the 501(c)(3) nonprofit IowaWatch the last month of 2015. We could not have imagined then what was to happen in the following 30 days.

Video: Learn About IowaWatch

Support IowaWatch in the Knight News Match program. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will match each $1 you donate through Jan. 19, up to $1,000. Get to know the people who have produced in-depth reports and built the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch since its launch in February 2010.

Video by IowaWatch public affairs intern Rosemary Adams.

Campus Exhibit at University Of Iowa Marks IowaWatch 5th Anniversary

A little more than five years ago a small group of forward-thinking people could only imagine what the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism with its news website,, would be. That changed on May 29, 2010, when the first IowaWatch story was published.

Statement in Support of Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

The Wisconsin State Legislature Joint Finance Committee’s precipitant vote taken shortly after dawn on June 5 to expel the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism from the University of Wisconsin and bar university employees from working with the organization is an attack on freedom of the press, a cornerstone of our democracy. The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism (IowaWatch) condemns this vote and urges the legislature to remove this provision from its budget.