In this day and age of the press under fire, hats off to this small weekly. Notice it took a daily in the UK to give us this news, not the American main stream media. Funny that.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...-pulitzer-for-taking-on-agriculture-companiesArt Cullen owns the 3,000-circulation Storm Lake Times with his brother John. His wife and son also work at the paper.
A small-town Iowa newspaper with a staff of 10 people - most of whom are related to each other – has won a Pulitzer Prize for taking on powerful agricultural companies over farm pollution.
Art Cullen, who owns the Storm Lake Times with his brother John, acknowledged it wasn’t easy taking on agriculture in a state like Iowa where you see hundreds of miles of farm fields in every direction. The Cullens lost a few friends and a few advertisers, but never doubted they were doing the right thing.
“We’re here to challenge people’s assumptions and I think that’s what every good newspaper should do,” he said.
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