* Just goes to prove that “Journalism really matters” – especially good journalism!
– “Tiny, family-run newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize for taking on big business”
“He [Art Cullen, Storm Lake (Iowa) Times] won for editorials that confronted the state’s most powerful agricultural interests, which include the Koch Brothers, Cargill and Monsanto, and their secret funding of the government defense of a big environmental lawsuit. His ‘tenacious reporting, impressive expertise and engaging writing’ were quite self-evident if you’ve seen his labor (which actually spanned two years, though he won for last year’s efforts).
But he cranked those out while functioning as a de facto city editor, part-time reporter and editorial writer. He lays out the main news pages and used to run the press until printing was moved to Sheldon, Iowa, an hour away.
‘Journalism really matters, and good journalism is being done all around the country,’ Cullen, 60, said,” quoting James Warren, The Poynter Institute.