The Storm Lake Times won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for its coverage taking on Iowa’s powerful agricultural interests, including the Koch Brothers.
Hard-hitting and sensitive journalism remained undaunted in the US, despite steep financial pressures and visible antagonism from the new presidential administration, as the industry presented its highest honours on Monday, the coveted Pulitzer Prizes.
While the topics that won varied from reporting done on the presidential campaign and election to the Russia’s expansion of power, the winners range from industry bigwigs like The New York Times and Washington Post to surprise winner The Storm Lake Times.
Art Cullen, editor and co-owner of Storm Lake Times, a tiny Iowa newspaper for “editorials fueled by tenacious reporting, impressive expertise and engaging writing that successfully challenged powerful corporate agricultural interests in Iowa,” won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.
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Storm Lake Times is a biweekly newspaper serving the Buena Vista County in rural …