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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.
Hearst Corp. is a privately held American media conglomerate. Hearst owns 15 daily newspapers, led by the Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle. It also owns numerous magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Seventeen, and O. Hearst also owns broadcasting and digital properties, including the search marketing firm iCrossing. Hearst shut down the Seattle Post-Intelligencer’s…