Joplin, Missouri changed forever on May 22, 2011. An EF-5 tornado ripped apart the Southwest Missouri town…. The Joplin Globe turned its reporting coverage to the horror of the day that would define its community as one of stregth and resolve in the weeks that followed. …Reporters examine their role as community watchdog and residents see their newspaper as a vital source for local news and moving forward.
On May 22, 2011 an F-5 tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri. In the midst of overwhelming loss, staff of the The Joplin Globe began reporting for work minutes after the twister struck. Deadline In Disaster shows how these dedicated journalists continued to report every story, every obituary and every miracle—big and small. Local film directors Beth Pike and Steve Hudnell worked with the Missouri Press Association to capture their story. Filmmakers will be on hand to discuss the recovery process after the screenings in Columbia and Ashland.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Southern Boone County Senior Center,
406 Douglas Drive
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library,
100 West Broadway
Thursday, May 24, 2012 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Callaway County Public Library,
710 Court Street