Storm Lake

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November 10, 2021
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Welcome to Indie Lens Pop-Up virtual screening of STORM LAKE a film by Jerry Risius and Beth Levison. This event is hosted by John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Milwaukee PBS. After the film we welcome you to stay for a discussion with our panelists.

STORM LAKE is about a dogged family-run paper in Iowa that gives citizens the scoop on forces threatening to overwhelm their precarious small-town existence.

Enjoy the show!

Video Descriptions

Storm Lake Intro Video


Storm Lake

Storm Lake IL Pop-Up

Storm Lake Outro Video

Indie Lens Transition Video

90 minutes


  • John Michael Kohler Arts Center

    JMKAC is a not-for-profit arts center that holds classes, performances, exhibitions, and more! Our MISSION is to generate a creative exchange between artists and the public.


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    Tara Jones


    Tara is an Ohio native who moved to Wisconsin in September 2020 to work as a reporter at The Sheboygan Sun. In her time at the Sun, she has worked as the only reporter in the re-launch of the Sun as a news publication and website, which celebrated one year since the launch in September by hitting an average of 200,000 pageviews per month. Tara has previously worked at newspapers in Bowling Green, Sidney and Lima, all in Ohio, covering a variety of topics including sports, entertainment, local government, business and more.

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    Eric Lohman


    Eric Lohman is an associate lecturer in the Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has a BA and MA in media studies from UW-Milwaukee, and has a PhD from the University of Western Ontario, where he studied the political economy of media and communication. His research and teaching focuses on the relationship between journalism, democracy, and capitalism.

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    Julia Hunter


    Julia Hunter is the director of communications and membership for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, where she develops resources and educational programming for journalists at more than 200 newspapers. In 2019, she co-founded the Kentucky-based nonprofit news outlet Hoptown Chronicle, where she serves as engagement editor. Prior to joining the WNA, Julia worked as a reporter at newspapers in Hopkinsville, Ky., Binghamton, N.Y., and Rockford, Ill.

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