Opinion: What we can learn from Iowa

Author: Kelli Smith and Gretchen Hopkirk

The 2020 Iowa Caucus was a daunting event to cover as student journalists. We arrived in Mount Vernon, Iowa, not entirely sure whether we could distill the unorthodox nominating process into an intelligible story for our Notre Dame audience. One encounter led to another, and our three-day trip resulted in a personable tour of a small town that carries a significant electoral responsibility.

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