NewsMatch for the Future

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In February 2010 it was a dream – create a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization in Iowa that could advance the notion that democracy is best served by a vibrant, free press casting a critical eye while examining public matters in depth. 

In February 2019, IowaWatch starts its 10th year of an Iowa Center for Investigative Reporting-IowaWatch that has been honored nationally for its multimedia journalism and in Iowa, as well, with honors ranging from continually winning Iowa Broadcast News Association awards for its weekly radio program to being the Iowa Association for Justice’s Journalist of the Year in 2014.

All of this has happened because a growing number of supporters say they believe in the center’s mission and vision. IowaWatch.org has shared its news stories with more than 100 newspapers, web-based news organizations, radio stations and television stations. These stories would not have seen the day of light without that effort, and supporters' donations to IowaWatch.

Meanwhile, the center continues to train college student journalists to do this work at a high, ethical level so that those students know the depth necessary for factual, vetted reporting that makes democracy stronger. And here's a nice by-product: many of those who once were students at IowaWatch now are mentors and coaches for today's emerging journalists.

We face a lot of challenges, sustaining nonprofit news in this exciting time in our nation's history. But IowaWatch is ready for 2019, guided by our mission and vision.

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About the Organization

IowaWatch.org (the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism)

IowaWatch.org, part of the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan news service incorporated as a non-profit in the state of Iowa in February 2010.

Our Mission:
To build and support non-partisan investigative journalism that advances public discourse to make the world a better place.

Our Vision:
To be the preeminent Iowa organization that trains current and future investigative journalists and increases the demand for and understanding of vetted, verified journalism.

Our Core Values:
At the heart of the Iowa Center’s work are core values, which are the means by which the Iowa Center will achieve its vision. These values drive how the Iowa Center operates internally as well has how it functions in its external environment.
1) Truth: The Iowa Center will ensure that vetted, verified information is at the heart of its work.
2) Democracy: The work of the Iowa Center and others similarly engaged is critical to maintaining a well-informed public, productive public discourse, and, therefore, a strong democracy.
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