Description:

An independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan news service

Begun:

February 2010

Website:http://www.iowawatch.org/
Office Location:P.O. Box 2178 Iowa City, IA
Structure:

501(c)(3) organization (as of June 14, 2010; The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism was the Iowa Center’s fiscal sponsor during the IRS approval process

Founder:

Stephen Berry and Robert Gutsche Jr.

Executive Director:

Stephen J. Berry (executive director/editor)

Approximate number of full-time staff:

0 (Berry works full-time as a volunteer, while also serving as a salaried, tenured journalism professor at the University of Iowa)

Number with prior professional journalism experience:

1

Annual operating budget:

$133,200 (91 percent volunteer service)

Annual salaries posted, or accessible via 990 form:

No (no salaried personnel)

Editorial/ethics policy statement:

Yes

Diversity statement:

No

IRS 990 form posted on website:

No (filed 990-N E-Post Card)

Major donors disclosed:

Yes

INN Member:

Yes

Awards:

Jim Malewitz, SPJ Region 7 Mark of Excellence, 3rd place, news features; (Berry was previously a newspaper reporter for 33 years, winning the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 1993 while at the Orlando Sentinel).

Contact:

Stephen-berry@iowawatch.org or 319-335-3331



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