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These are the Top News Media Outlets and Platforms Headquartered in Iowa (2021)

This article showcases our top picks for the best Iowa based News companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of News solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.

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We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Iowa News Companies

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Phantom EFX

Phantom EFX

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Phantom EFX is the developer and publisher of interactive card and casino entertainment games.

Lee Enterprises

Lee Enterprises

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Lee Enterprises is a premier publisher of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 49 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, rapidly growing online sites and more than 300 weekly newspapers and specialty publications in 23 states. Lee’s newspapers have circulation of 1.6 million daily and 1.9 million Sunday, reaching more than four million readers daily.

Lee’s online sites attract more than 12 million unique visitors monthly, and Lee’s weekly publications have distribution of more than 4.5 million households.. .

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier is a daily afternoon newspaper.

Techaeris

Techaeris

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Techaeris was founded in 2013 by Alex Hernandez who is the Editor-In-Chief and Owner. Techaeris is fast becoming your new source for technology news, technology reviews and all things geek/nerd entertainment related.

We cover movies, comics, books, gaming, tech and industry news all in one clean place.. .

Clay & Milk

Clay & Milk

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A daily news blog covering Iowa’s tech, startup and entrepreneurial communities.

The Des Moines Register

The Des Moines Register

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The Des Moines Register is a daily news website that features news articles, jobs, obituaries, opinion, classifieds, and more. The Des Moines Register publishes two advertising editions of the paper each day.

The State edition is distributed in 74 counties outside of Central Iowa. The Central Iowa edition is delivered to counties surrounding the metro market, including households in the greater Des Moines area..

Creston News Advertiser

Creston News Advertiser

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Creston News Advertiser is a publication of local news and online newspapers.

Quad City Times

Quad City Times

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The Quad-City Times is a website and newspaper based in Davenport, Iowa.

Mango Life Media

Mango Life Media

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Mango Life Media is a publishing company that offers both print and digital publications. It is the publisher of iPhone Life and Android Life magazines.

It was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Iowa.. .

Globe Gazette

Globe Gazette

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Globe Gazette provides breaking news, sports, entertainment updates.

Telegraph Herald

Telegraph Herald

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Telegraph Herald is a newspapers company offering news, views, reviews, and entertainment updates.

Mobile Ads

Mobile Ads

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Mobile Ads is a geo-targeted mobile advertising company that entices buyers to act upon deals, discounts, and other incentives from stores near their current location. With potential customers out of the house, and on the go, they are more likely to take action and act on impulse on deals and offeres near by.

We are going to revolutionize the way companies talk to their potential customers. No more standing on the corner in a big chicken waving your daily deal.

Focusing on potential customers in the near vicinity, we will strive to give people the best daily deals that are only moments away, saving people money and the hassel. On the other hand Mobile Ads will help businesses get near by potential customers in the door helping to increase sales..

WHO-HD

WHO-HD

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WHO-HD is a local news TV station headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.

Corridor Business Journal

Corridor Business Journal

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On July 26, 2004 the Corridor Business Journal published the first edition of its weekly business newspaper for the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor. Every week since then, the CBJ has provided its readers with comprehensive coverage of local business news.

They cover news that is of interest, use and importance for anyone who does business in the growing Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Corridor. The CBJ is not part of a chain.

The newspaper is owned and operated independently by John and Aspen Lohman. A portion of each print-edition issue of the CBJ is dedicated to one sector of the business community.

Among many other focus issues, these topics range from diversity to small business, to politics & elections and banking. They also publish a host of supplemental materials.

In an effort to highlight the thriving business community in the Corridor and the people that make it happen, the CBJ also hosts a series of events throughout the year that are designed to honor the Corridor’s Women of Influence and Forty Under 40, a group of forty young professionals who are making a difference in the Corridor. The newspaper also hosts the annual Corridor Economic Forecast luncheon and the Fastest Growing Companies event..

The Eldora Newspapers

The Eldora Newspapers

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The Eldora Newspapers is a provider of news and information about Hardin County.

Estherville News

Estherville News

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Estherville News is a newspaper provider in the region that focuses on categories like sports, lifestyle, classifieds, and opinions.

Grimes Today

Grimes Today

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The Dallas County News is a member of Gatehouse Media Inc. and publishes every Thursday.

In addition to the newspaper, they also publish a weekly free publication, the Dallas County Today, on Tuesdays. The Dallas County News is the official paper of Dallas County and many cities within the county.

They serve Adel, Waukee, Dallas Center, Grimes and the surrounding communities.. .

NRG Media

NRG Media

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NRG Media is a broadcast media company that specializes in local radio services in Lowa.

E-Cat World

E-Cat World

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E-Cat World! This site is for news, information.

Story City Herald

Story City Herald

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The Story City Herald, located at 511 Broad Street in downtown Story City, Iowa, is a weekly newspaper and has been in the publishing business since 1881. Stephens Media purchased the Herald in December of 2012 from Todd Thorson, who, together with his mother Eloise Thorson and father, the late Richard Thorson, owned and operated the newspaper since February of 1973.

In March 2015, New Media Investment Group acquired the assets of Stephens Media and The Herald became a member of GateHouse Media. The Herald covers local and area happenings, including the Story City and Roland communities.

The school district for Story City and Roland is Roland-Story, and the Herald prides itself in extensive coverage of school activities and events, including sports, drama, music and classroom studies. Civic events, history, business and church news and coverage of various community organizations are also a part of the Herald’s weekly features..

Williamson Daily News

Williamson Daily News

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The Williamson Daily News is a newspaper in Williamson, West Virginia.

Iowa Public Radio

Iowa Public Radio

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Iowa Public Radio is a platform that features news and cultural programming that helps in enriching the civic and cultural life of people.

Shopnotes Magazine

Shopnotes Magazine

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ShopNotes is the woodworker’s woodworking source, for shop projects.

Meetings Today

Meetings Today

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Meetings Today is a meeting planner resource for information on meeting facilities, meetings, and meeting technology.

KRCG-TV

KRCG-TV

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KRCG-TV KRCG offers coverage of news, sports, weather and local events in the Columbia and Jefferson City, and Missouri area.

BCactionMR.com

BCactionMR.com

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BCactionMR.comis a site dedicated to bringing the most up to date & exciting news about comic book, action, sci-fi movies, trailers & more

The Oskaloosa Herald

The Oskaloosa Herald

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The Oskaloosa Herald is a publisher of news that provides advertising services.

Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily

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The Iowa State Daily Media Group, student-run news organization enabling students to inform, and educate their community by innovativ media.

Algona Municipal Utilities

Algona Municipal Utilities

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Algona Municipal Utilities offers information on electric, water, internet, satellite, cableTV, and communications facilities.

The Dogcast

The Dogcast

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The Dogcast is a live broadcast platform for Mediapolis sports.

Iowa Farmer Today

Iowa Farmer Today

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Iowa Farmer Today is a newspaper that covers each section of Iowa.

Weather Trades

Weather Trades

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Weather-driven markets are among the most powerful of all markets, simply because the weather is the most powerful force on earth. Weather Trades, Inc.

(a division of Freese-Notis Weather) is proud to present Trade Winds, a service that allows investors to tap into that power. Now in our 19th year of service, Trade Winds gives you the long-range, mid-range and immediate weather forecasts for the world’s major crop growing and energy using regions…plus “big picture” analysis to know what it all will mean…plus specific commodity trading recommendations—in a year-round service unlike any other.

Will a freeze hurt the Brazilian coffee crop? Will there be a drought in the U.S. Corn Belt? What are the chances that we will have a cold winter, driving natural gas prices higher and creating havoc in Florida orange areas? What is the status on El Niño? Subscribers to Trade Winds get our answers to these and many other questions every day (via our Daily Service) and every month (via our 16-24 page monthly Newsletter)…along with our opinion on how these weather events will influence commodity prices..

This article was written by James Jackson from Boove. The editor for this article was Tess Page. If your company is featured in this article and you want to have amendments made please contact us on: [email protected].

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