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"One Moment, Lasting Impact": How a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo captured the drama of a river rescue in Iowa. A dramatic rescue at a Des Moines dam in 2009 resulted in a Pulitzer Prize for a photographer, Mary Chind Willie, formerly of the Des Moines Register. But there's more to the story.
As one of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfire events, the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism’s IowaWatch Connection radio program and podcast introduces you to a former Des Moines Register featured writer, Jane Schorer Meisner, whose frank, groundbreaking report on the rape of an Iowa woman
Correction: Because of an editing error, the picture caption in our April Newsletter misidentified the location where the photo was taken. The caption should be “Steamer Lone Star on Mississippi River Below Davenport”, not below Dave. We regret the error.
Humanities Iowa is pleased to announce our new CCP partnerships with the following organizations and their proposed projects: $20,000 Partnership with Main St. Greenfield, John Busbee, and the Lear Family Foundation for “Integrated Play Project for Greenfield and Adair County, Iowa”
We are pleased to announce that the Pulitzer Prizes board has awarded us for $20,000 to support the Centennial Campfires Initiative activities. This initiative is a joint venture of the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Council in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes.