Lorena Lopez and La Prensa Deliver the News to An Increasingly Diverse Iowa. Story by Mary Gottschalk, photography by David Peterson. Lorena Lopez sets down a tape recorder and opens a small spiral notebook.“There’s no such thing as a typical day at La Prensa,” says Lopez, editor of the free Spanish-language newspaper (in English, The Press) that’s been serving north central Iowa for six years. Her title belies her multifaceted role in bringing news to the Latino communities of Carroll, Denison, Storm Lake, Spencer, Humboldt, Fort Dodge, and Perry. She’s reporter, investigator, photographer, and advertising salesperson. As she loads tied bundles of the biweekly into the trunk of her Ford Taurus, it’s apparent that she’s also the distribution system.