STORM LAKE – Review by Susan Wloszczyna

Art Cullen made a name for himself and the Storm Lake Times when he won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for exposing dark money among local county officials involved in corporate agriculture.Sadly, a stat shown during the doc reveals that one in four newspapers have shut down over the last 15 years in the U.S. More and more in a time when some news outlets engage in spreading harmful lies, we need such homespun honesty in order to simply survive these days. When a newspaper is local in scope, it lives and breathes along with its customers and has a duty to serve them.

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STORM LAKE – Review by Martha K Baker

Sympathetically directed by Beth Levison, the documentary Storm Lake tells the story of this family newspaper where one brother edits and another publishes, a son reports, and a wife takes pictures and writes the “happy news.” A dog named Peach fills the enviable position — sometimes supine — of newshound.

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