By Kathy Norris
Special to The Globe
JOPLIN, Mo. —
Congratulations to The Joplin Globe for your outstanding — and well-deserved — award from the American Society of News Editors. Congratulations also to Carol Stark for being named editor of the year.
I have always thought the Globe does an incredible job getting out a quality newspaper day after day, but in the “super-stressed” time after the tornado this accomplishment was nothing short of mind-boggling. I applaud your staff for coming to work during times of personal tragedy and getting the job done.
Not only has your coverage been of great importance to the community in the tornado’s aftermath, but it will serve as a major historical record for future generations.
Thank you for being a major source that kept us informed not only of the hard, and often terrifying, facts about the storm but also for providing uplifting stories about the heroes, volunteers and survivors.
You are a blessing to this community.