IowaWatch offers news stories for free

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 to be added to the distribution list.
  • When a story is published, an email with directions, the story text, photos, and cutlines is sent to the list.
  • News outlets may use part or all of a story.
  • You may go to and republish stories or parts of stories that are not the newest one. All are open source. IowaWatch asks for credit to be given to it.

“We want to add to the body of great journalism being produced by Iowa journalists,” said Behnke. “IowaWatch understands newsrooms run on fewer resources and the goal is to help fill in gaps. The center welcomes any and all outlets using these stories.”