The Joplin Globe has received an EPPY award for the August project "Forever Bound: The JHS Class of 2011," for Best News or Event Feature on a Website in the Under 250,000 Unique Monthly Visitors class.
The awards, presented by Editor & Publisher magazine, "honor the best media-affiliated websites across 43 diverse categories."
The "Forever Bound" project was a Joplin Globe print and online package covering the Joplin High School class of 2011, their graduation and the stories of students in the wake of the May 22 tornado.
"The project was one we knew would be important to our community. We had photos of the graduation that had never been used in our publication. This was a way to tell the story of this group of seniors who will be ‘forever bound’ by the tornado," said Carol Stark, Globe editor. "We were especially pleased to have Sarah Sticklen, a JHS 2011 graduate and editor of the Spyglass, the Joplin High School newspaper, working on the project. My journalists and photographers put a lot of passion into documenting the story. Their work speaks for itself."
Awards are given based on merit and are "judged by a panel of notable figures in the media industry," according to the EPPY awards website.
For additional information and comment contact Carol Stark, editor, The Joplin Globe at 417-627-7278 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Forever Bound project: http://www.joplinglobeonline.com/tornado/
The Joplin Globe: http://www.joplinglobe.com/
Editor & Publisher: http://www.eppyawards.com/