Gazette's Muller to take over as executive director of IowaWatch

BY DI STAFF | MARCH 21, 2012 6:30 AM

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Lyle Muller is set to become IowaWatch's new executive director.

Officials from IowaWatch announced Muller's appointment in a press release Tuesday. He is the current editor of the Gazette in Cedar Rapids.

The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism—IowaWatch is an online publication led by Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Berry, who is also an associate professor of journalism at the University of Iowa. Berry also cofounded the organization.

In the release, David Schwartz, the president of the Board of Directors, said Muller's background in investigative journalism and flexibility with changing technology make him a perfect fit for the position.

In the release, Muller said he is "extremely happy" to be appointed to the position. As executive director, he said, his first goal is to financially stabilize IowaWatch.

— by Anna Theodosis

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