INTERVIEW: Art Cullen of The Storm Lake Times Shares Insight on Documentary, Journalism & Hometown

Sep 30, 2021

Art Cullen, Editor of The Storm Lake Times
Credit The Storm Lake Times

The Sioux City International Film Festival kicks off with a showing of the documentary Storm Lake on Thursday, September 30.  


The movie features the Editor of  The Storm Lake Times, Art Cullen, and shows how he and his family work to keep the publication in business as the paper covers important stories including water quality, the Iowa Caucuses and the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Cullent talked to Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer about winning the Pulitzer Prize, the movie, the future of journalism and his hometown of Storm Lake. 

Cullen helped launch the Western Iowa Journalism Foundation to help support independent family-owned newspapers in the region.

The Storm Lake documentary will also appear on PBS November 15th.