Newspaper professionals from 14 states participated in the 2021 Tri-State Newspaper Convention, a virtual program presented on Feb. 4-5 by the Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin newspaper associations. More than 500 people registered for the two-day, virtual event that provided insights from more than 20 speakers on subjects ranging from “Publishing Through a Pandemic” to “Covering…

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By Jim Pumarlo A reader questions your policy for reporting suicides. A retailer challenges your staff to produce timely and relevant business news.  A reporter is confronted for printing a press release charging a candidate with unfair campaign practices without contacting the accused for a response. A family member gets emotional over publication of an…

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Stories from IowaWatch – The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism are open to any Iowa news outlet to republish, with appropriate credit given to the decade-old nonprofit news outlet. Executive Director Suzanne Behnke offered these tips: Email her at suzanne-behnke@iowawatch.org to be added to the distribution list. When a story is published, an email…

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INA members have started publishing the series in their local newspapers The Iowa Newspaper Association launched a statewide project focused on police video rules, regulations and associated policies late last year. Since the launch of the project, over 50 different journalists from across the state have requested copies of these policies from local police departments,…

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