Do you like what you see from IowaWatch.org? If so, the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism seeks your financial assistance to maintain the high level of investigative and community affairs journalism it does while training college students to do this work at a high level.
Your support maintains this effort to inform the public and to train critically thinking young journalists who can sift through the superficial and be our next generation’s watchdogs.
Your tax-deductible contribution may be made here or by mail: Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, PO Box 2178, Iowa City, IA 52244-2178
The Center, founded in 2010 and distributing news through its website, IowaWatch.org, and various 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: 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 this past year from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Institute for Nonprofit News, The Gazette, KCRG-TV9 and Iowa State Bar Association. Other donations have come from the Community Foundation of Johnson County and individuals.
However, we are striving to get local support from enterprises and people in Iowa or with an interest in the state as we try to match this funding. That local support is key to non-profit, non-partisan news organizations such as ours.