Journalism and Politics in the Corn Belt: Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Art Cullen in conversation with Michael Pollan
Panel Discussion | January 29 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Art Cullen is editor of The Storm Lake Times, a family-run newspaper published in Storm Lake, Iowa (population 10, 076). In 2017, Cullen won a Pulitzer prize for his reporting on polluted water, fertilizer runoff, and powerful corporate agricultural interests. Just a few days before the Iowa Caucuses, Cullen and Pollan will sit down together to discuss Trump and the farm vote; trade wars; journalism in rural America; immigration; agricultural consolidation and antitrust laws; regenerative agriculture; and the potential for farmers to sequester carbon and help curb climate change.
Cullens book Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper comes out in paperback this month.
This event is sponsored by the UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship.