Sponsored Content

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation partners with various organizations to provide Iowa newspapers with meaningful, interesting content to share with their readers, while also offering newspapers an opportunity to earn additional revenue.

If you are interested in establishing a sponsored content program with the newspapers of Iowa, contact Geof Fischer at gfischer@inanews.com or 515-422-9070.


The INF is excited to announce a new content partnership with the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA). Entitled “Iowa Culture Wire”, the IDCA will provide a quarterly arts and culture article series to INA members– who may utilize the content free of charge in their newspapers.

From the IDCA:

“The series offers fresh stories about arts, history, film and culture from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. With solid reporting, stylish writing and lively photos, this publish-ready content covers every corner of the state to help readers discover the people and places that make Iowa such a fascinating place to live.”

About the writers:

Michael Morain covered arts and culture for the Des Moines Register from 2005 to 2016 before becoming the communications manager at the Department of Cultural Affairs. He is a two-time fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts Institute for Arts Journalism and (more important) the nephew and grandson of two INA Master Editor-Publishers: Rick Morain and the late Fred Morain of Jefferson.

Jeff Morgan has served the Department of Cultural Affairs since 2004, following two decades of experience in public relations, and journalism. He has formerly worked for Des Moines Performing Arts (formerly the Des Moines Civic Center), the Des Moines Register, Des Moines Business Record, Iowa City Press-Citizen and various Meredith Corp. publications.


The current series of articles is available to download today. The series covers the following topics:

Anne Frank's Iowa Pen Pal

A copy of a letter Anne Frank wrote to her Iowa pen pal is on display in Danville, a small town near Burlington. It's receiving renewed attention 75 years after the end of the Holocaust and World War II.

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Iowa Filmmaking Grants

Four Iowa filmmakers received the state film office's inaugural Greenlight Grants to take four uniquely Iowan stories "from script to screen." They're focusing their cameras on University of Iowa football legend Nile Kinnick, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, an Iowa mountaineering club and a woman navigating the world of modern agriculture.

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