The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

June 5, 2013

Documentary about Joplin Globe coverage of tornado wins 2013 Mirror Award


From staff reports

NEW YORK — The documentary “Deadline in Disaster” has won a 2013 Mirror Award in the “Best Single Story” category.

The awards, which honor excellence in media industry reporting, were announced today in New York City.

It recognized Beth Pike, Stephen Hudnell, Scott Charton and Doug Crews for the Missouri Press Association documentary that follows the staff of the The Joplin Globe as they cover their community in the aftermath of the May 22, 2011, tornado.

“I was proud to accept on behalf of MPA,” Joplin Globe Editor Carol Stark said today. “The film is a tremendous legacy to the work done by the Joplin Globe.”

Stark is in New York City to accept the award.

The Mirror Awards were established by Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications to recognize the reporters, editors and writers who hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit.

The winners were chosen from more than 300 entries by a group of journalists and journalism educators.