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September 27, 2023

Issue #31

2024 Better Newspaper Contest is underway!

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October 13, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

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February 8, 2024


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Statement of Ownership filing for October 1 deadline

October 1 is the filing deadline for your periodical class Statement of Ownership, Form 3526, with the post office. Publications issued more frequently than weekly should publish the Statement of Ownership no later than October 10. This applies to dailies, semi- and tri-weeklies. Publications issued weekly or less frequently but more often than monthly should publish the Statement by October 31. This applies to weeklies. All other publications should publish the Statement in the first issue after October 1. This applies to infrequent publications such as quarterlies, bi-monthlies, etc. All periodcal-class authorized publications must publish such a statement. A reproduction of the Form 3526 submitted to the Postal Service may be used for publication.

Email the published postal statements to by October 15, 2023.

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Meeting Minutes

September 22, 2023 | INA Government Relations Committee

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National Newspaper Week October 1-7, 2023

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Top Picks

How one man’s actions led to proposed new limits on public-records access

By: Clark Kauffman | Iowa Capital Dispatch

A Navy veteran who says he has PTSD is the man responsible for triggering proposed new restrictions on Iowans’ access to government documents.

The individual, Michael J. Merritt of Newton, calls himself “Cipher Hunter” and describes himself as a “creative writer/musician and information warfare specialist.” His actions prompted state officials to consider proposed legislation that would enable government agencies to ignore for up to one year any public-records requests generated by individuals deemed by the board to be the work of a “vexatious requester.” ǀ

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Iowa Judicial Branch Appoints New Media Coordinator for Region 1

The Iowa Supreme Court appointed Nick Joos, Dubuque Telegraph Herald News Editor, to serve as the news media coordinator for Region 1, which includes Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware and Dubuque counties.

Regional ENMC Media Coordinators

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INF Internship Opportunities

The Iowa Newspaper Foundation is offering two internship opportunities for INA member newspapers. Apply to receive $1,000 in matching funds for a paid intern and post your open internships to recruit students to hire.

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October 12, 2023


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February 8, 2024


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