About IBNA

The Iowa Broadcast News Association is a nonprofit corporation of radio-TV news directors, reporters, producers, public relations professionals and others from Iowa and its adjacent states, working together to improve electronic media news for our stations and the public. Members can take advantage of the following:

LEGAL ISSUES:  IBNA members can get free answers to questions concerning open meetings, public records, and court proceedings. IBNA is also a First Amendment Member of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council.

AWARDS:  IBNA recognizes outstanding work done by its members. During the annaul IBNA convention, an awards banquet is held to honor news reports in several categories. IBNA also awards the Jack Shelley Award, given to someone who has made substantial contributions to electronic media journalism in Iowa. Money raised through the contest is used to support IBNA activities.

SCHOLARSHIPS: IBNA is committed to helping aspiring electronic media journalists. Each year at the annual convention, the Grant Price and Dick Petrik Scholarships are awarded to a student from one of Iowa’s colleges or universities.

GET INVOLVED: The major event for IBNA is its spring convention, a time for electronic media journalists and others from across the state to gather and discuss issues, get performance tips, socialize and meet newsmakers. Active members vote on issues brought up at the annual meeting and elect members to serve on the IBNA Board of Directors.