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Story Ideas

Cedar Rapids is full of interesting people, places and projects. Let us help you find your next story idea.

For story ideas on the following topics, contact Maria Johnson- ma.johnson@cedar-rapids.org; 319-286-5055:

  • Economic Development
  • Major employers
  • Target industries
  • Workforce
  • Education
  • Statistics: population, demographics, employment, etc.
  • Business climate

For story starters on the following topics, contact Jennifer Pickar- j.pickar@tourismcedarrapids.com; 319-731-4557:

  • Tourism
  • Arts and culture
  • Attractions and things to do
  • Festivals and events

Press Kit

Video and Photo Locations

Cedar Rapids offers many exciting and unique views and backdrops for interviews and b-roll. For more information and ideas, contact Maria Johnson, Communications Division Manager for the City of Cedar Rapids (ma.johnson@cedar-rapids.org; 319-286-5055) or Jennifer Pickar, Director of Communications & Marketing for the Cedar Rapids Tourism Office (j.pickar@tourismcedarrapids.com; 319-731-4557).

Veteran’s Memorial Building
50 2nd Avenue Bridge
Website

City Hall – Council Chamber Murals
101 First Street SE
Website

Downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library – including rooftop garden and seating area
450 5th Avenue SE
www.crlibrary.org

Five Seasons Plaza – Featuring our well-known Cedar Rapids Tree of Five Seasons sculpture
1st Street and 1st Ave NE

Greene Square
400 4th Avenue SE

NewBo City Market
1100 3rd Street SE
newbocitymarket.org

Czech Village
crmainstreet.org

McGrath Amphitheatre
1st Street W and 3rd Avenue SW
mcgrathamphitheatre.com

Paramount Theatre
123 3rd Avenue SE
paramounttheatrecr.com

Bridge of Lions
16th Avenue Bridge SW-SE

Ushers Ferry Historical Village
5925 Seminole Valley Trail NE
website

Noelridge Park – Flower Gardens, accessible playground, Aquatic Center
4900 Council St NE
website

Coe College campus
5008, 1220 1st Ave NE
coe.edu

Mount Mercy University Campus
1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
mtmercy.edu

Kirkwood Community College
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
kirkwood.edu

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