IowaWatch Multimedia Project Places in Hearst Competition

An IowaWatch multimedia series by Emily Hoerner when she was an IowaWatch reporter has been awarded ninth place in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s 2012-13 College Multimedia Journalism competition. Hoerner’s series, Path to Polarization, explored how politics has been politicized in Iowa and nationally. Hoerner wrote the stories as an honors project at the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Her honors adviser was Stephen Berry, an associate professor at the school and IowaWatch’s co-founder. The series was published by IowaWatch and distributed to Iowa news media for their use in November.

Obama at Alcoa, Promotes Technology and Togetherness

President Obama visits Aloca in Davenport, a manufacturing plant, as part of his Advanced Manufacturing Partnership tour throughout the United States. He encouraged further development in advanced manufacturing technology at the event.

Herman Cain

Cain Stumps to Break Away from GOP Pack in Iowa

Cain, a conservative radio talk show host from Atlanta and former CEO and president of Godfather’s Pizza, has been touring Iowa getting a feel for how much support he would have in a run for the presidency.