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The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism is a nonprofit investigative news organization affiliated with the University of Iowa.
The center was launched in spring 2010 by University of Iowa professor Stephen Berry and doctoral student Robert Gutsche Jr. It was initially staffed by students and interns working for free, though its leaders have plans to provide a paid fellowship for a reporter and eventually paid interns and a full-time director. Its initial fiscal sponsor is the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
The center covers state and local government, consumer affairs, sports, and arts and culture.
Mashable is a blog that covers social media news and analysis. The blog was founded in 2005 by Pete Cashmore, who was 19 at the time. Cashmore said in 2008 that Mashable had been profitable since its inception without the need for venture funding. Mashable first took on outside funding when it raised $13.3 million…