Iowa Starting Line covers Iowa news, politics, life, and the Iowa Caucus with a focus on breaking down key issues into how it impacts your day-to-day life. We cover how decisions made by state and national leaders actually play out in your local community. We deliver the news for free to places where everyday Iowans already are at: online.
Founded in January 2015 by Pat Rynard, Iowa Starting Line joined Courier Newsroom in 2021 with the goal of reaching Iowans who consume most of their news on social media, and who don’t subscribe to their local newspaper or watch the evening news. By ensuring more people have access to credible, fact-based information, we are working to do our part to protect and strengthen our democracy. We are intentional about centering the voices of Iowans in our coverage, especially those who are most impacted by the issues being decided in the state legislature and in Washington.
About Courier Newsroom
Iowa Starting Line is owned and operated by Courier Newsroom, a civic media company. The managing editor of each site, in addition to Courier Newsroom’s editor-in-chief, has sole discretion and control over the editorial process. Learn more about our mission and standards here.