The Iowa Independent (Defunct)



An early member of the American Independent News Network, all grown up2007GeneralPoliticsIowaDes MoinesNon-profitEndowmentGrantsNo Institutional Support02-5NoneWordPressAmerican Independent News NetworkDes Moines - IowaJason HancockLynda Waddingtonhttp://[UPDATE:The Iowa Independent was closed by its parent the American Independent News Network in November 2011. Lynda Waddington the site’s last employee wrote a moving note to readers about the closure which can be found here. CJR’s detailed profile of AINN’s refocusing on a national audience after shutting down all but one of its state sites can be found here.] When Jason Hancock joined the Iowa Independent in the summer of 2008 he was part of a transition for the publication that had been established less than a year before. Originally part of an American Independent News Network (AINN) program that offered short-term funding and training for progressive blogs the Iowa Independent and sister publications in Colorado and Minnesota were shifting focus by 2008 establishing themselves as more professional outfits with more professional staffs. “It has evolved over three years to the point that all the people involved now are traditional journalists covering state and national politics” explains Hancock who had been covering politics for the Des Moines alt-weekly Cityview and was hired by the Independent to cover the Iowa statehouse. http://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/03/the-iowa-independent.phpiowaindependent.com
TaglineAn early member of the American Independent News Network, all grown up
Year Founded2007
Type or CoverageGeneral
Type or CoveragePolitics
StateIowa
CityDes Moines
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesEndowment
Revenue SourcesGrants
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
CMSWordPress
AffiliationsAmerican Independent News Network
Mappin LocationDes Moines - Iowa
Principal StaffJason Hancock
Principal StaffLynda Waddington
Descriptionhttp://[UPDATE:The Iowa Independent was closed by its parent the American Independent News Network in November 2011. Lynda Waddington the site’s last employee wrote a moving note to readers about the closure which can be found here. CJR’s detailed profile of AINN’s refocusing on a national audience after shutting down all but one of its state sites can be found here.] When Jason Hancock joined the Iowa Independent in the summer of 2008 he was part of a transition for the publication that had been established less than a year before. Originally part of an American Independent News Network (AINN) program that offered short-term funding and training for progressive blogs the Iowa Independent and sister publications in Colorado and Minnesota were shifting focus by 2008 establishing themselves as more professional outfits with more professional staffs. “It has evolved over three years to the point that all the people involved now are traditional journalists covering state and national politics” explains Hancock who had been covering politics for the Des Moines alt-weekly Cityview and was hired by the Independent to cover the Iowa statehouse.
Profile on CJRhttp://www.cjr.org/news_startups_guide/2011/03/the-iowa-independent.php
Homepageiowaindependent.com