News Quiz: Newspapers in Iowa’s History

For as long as Iowa has existed newspapers have recorded the events and people shaping communities, informing current residents but also leaving a history for future generations. But you might not be aware of a few things found in the history of Iowa newspapers.

News Quiz: Presidents’ Day in Iowa

A Monday is set aside each February to note the Feb. 12 birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Feb. 22 birthday of George Washington. While Iowa plays a significant role in the country’s presidential elections it also has had an impact on the presidency in other ways. See how well you know Iowa’s presidential history.

News Quiz: Newspapers in Iowa’s history

For as long as Iowa has existed newspapers have recorded the events and people shaping communities, informing current residents but also leaving a history for future generations. But you might not be aware of a few things found in the history of Iowa newspapers.

News Quiz: Iowa’s Governors

Terry Branstad’s inauguration for a sixth term as Iowa governor is scheduled for Jan. 16, extending his record as Iowa’s longest-serving governor. Test your knowledge on some of the other chief executives who have served the state during its history.

IowaWatch Connection: Iowa’s Political Climate

Political rhetoric seems more heated, and the discussion nastier, than ever. Listen to the IowaWatch Connection podcast, which includes suggestions on how we might get back to more effective political dialogue.

Brian Cooper, Michael Gartner Named IowaWatch Free Press Champions

Two longtime Iowa journalists — Brian Cooper, editor of The Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, and First Amendment advocate Michael Gartner, owner of the Iowa Cubs baseball team — were honored by the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch Thursday, Oct. 2, with Free Press Champion Awards. The awards are for their efforts promoting and showing by example the benefits of transparent government in Iowa.