Contact Us

Small Iowa Newspaper Wins Pulitzer Prize

Newspaper headlines
Brian Jackson

There are only 10 people who work there and they are almost all related.

Just because you’re from a small town in Iowa doesn’t mean you can’t compete with much larger, bigger cities. And not that they even meant to ‘compete.’ They were doing what they thought was right.

The Cullen family lives in Storm Lake, IA. (about 2 1/2 hours north-west of Des Moines) started writing honestly about farm chemicals and the harm they were causing. It’s not easy to do when you’re surrounded by corn fields in the Midwest.

According to,

“But it was the paper’s dogged coverage of farming issues affecting the state that won them the coveted journalism prize.”

“Cullen is proud that the Pulitzer committee recognised his small newspaper’s efforts alongside those of larger papers. The two other finalists in the editorial writing category were from the Houston Chronicle and The Washington Post.”

What an honor for Iowa to have journalists so committed to reporting the facts, even at the loss of advertisers, that they would have the integrity to keep publishing. That’s a rare gem in the world of technology and information, where almost anything is for sale. I am grateful to this family for maintaining the truth for the readers and community they serve, no matter how had that may have been.

Best of B100

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Friends With Benefits quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive B100 V.I.P. contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.