Iowa Amplified puts people, not preconceived ideas, at the center of the reporting process. Using digital and text tools to crowd-source, generate conversation, and listen, we're building a reporting process informed by Iowans across political opinion, age, race, and belief.
Through our work using community engagement, we aim to build trust in local journalism and deepen our audience's understanding of Iowa's - and America’s - needs and aspirations. Our work informs and strengthens local, regional and national journalism.
Stories produced as part of this series are supported by funding from America Amplified. America Amplified is a $1.9 million national public media collaboration funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and was launched in the fall of 2019.