Apr 10, 2017
By Michael Kramer
Pulitzer Prize Judges said Cullen’s editorials were fueled by “tenacious reporting, impressive expertise and engaging writing.”
Art Cullen owns the newspaper with his brother and says his editorials were about government transparency.
Some counties were sued by the Des Moines Water Works.
Meanwhile – The New York Times has also won three Pulitzer Prizes – for international reporting, breaking news photography and feature writing.
The Times took the international reporting award for a series of reports on Vladimir Putin’s efforts to project Russia’s power abroad. Daniel Berehulak won for photographs that documented a violent campaign in the Philippines. And C.J. Chivers won in the feature category – for a magazine article on a veteran of the war in Afghanistan – suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.