Deadline in Disaster-

“Deadline in Disaster” focuses on how The Globe served its community in the days and weeks after the May 2011 storm that killed 161 people, including one member of the newspaper’s staff.

The Missouri Press Association’s film about The Joplin Globe’s response to a disastrous tornado won an EMMY.

This is the second regional EMMY won by the film production team and the Missouri Press Association. The documentary “Trustees for the Public: 200 Years of Missouri Newspapers,” a history of the state’s newspapers and journalism, was honored in 2009.



Trustees for the Public-

Two centuries have passed since Joseph Charless, an Irishman, became the first pioneer newspaper publisher in St. Louis. Since is July 12, 1808 issue of The Missouri Gazette, more than 6,000 newspapers have come and gone in the Show-Me State.

The Missouri Press Association and its 300 member newspapers celebrate the rich heritage of Missouri journalists, yesterday and today, in this documentary video, Trustees for the Public: 200 Years of Missouri Newspapers.

Joseph Charless, Mark Twain, Eugene Field, Joseph Pulitzer, Ernest Hemingway, Walter Williams . . . . these journalists and others who practiced their craft in Missouri are remembered, along with the Missouri Press Association’s role in founding the State Historical Society of
Missouri in 1898 and the Missouri School of Journalism in 1908.

Publishers and editors of Missouri newspapers recount stories of their own careers, from the days of “hot type” printing, newspaper carriers hawking copies on street corners, to today’s modern newsrooms, high-speed
offset presses and the emergence of newspapers’ use of the Internet.

A history of the press in Missouri would not be complete without reviewing The Journalist’s Creed, written by Dean Walter Williams of the Missouri School of Journalism.  Ron Powers, a native of Hannibal, MO, award-winning journalist and Missouri graduate, reads the Creed as he honors his school and his profession.


Walter Williams Walking Tour-

In this tour, Missouri journalists read “The Journalist’s Creed” and talk about what it means to them, and Dr. William H. Taft, professor emeritus of the Missouri School of Journalism, gives a sentimental Walking Tour of the historic Missouri School of Journalism.


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