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Tiny Iowa newspaper's Pulitzer win is a reminder: There are fewer family-owned papers than ever before

The Pulitzer Prize win for the tiny Storm Lake (Iowa) Times was a great underdog story (and our most-read article ever). But pull the lens back, as The Wall Street Journal's Lukas Alpert did today, and it's also a story of something that's becoming quite rare — a family-owned newspaper. Alpert reports some sobering figures from Dirks, … Read More
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Tiny, family-run newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize for taking on big business

If you know Art Cullen, it's not exactly a surprise to learn his initial words upon watching the livestream of the Pulitzer announcements and learning he'd won for editorial writing. "Holy shit," he yelled out to his brother, John, the publisher of the family-run, 10-person Storm Lake (Iowa) Times. The only surprise was that there wasn't a longer string of … Read More
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