Deadline in Disaster is among five finalists in the 2013 Mirror Awards competition honoring excellence in media industry reporting. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on June 5 in New York City. Earlier this year, our documentary was nominated in the "Best Single Story - Radio, TV, Broadcast, Online" category of the competition. Finalists were chosen from a panel of over 300 entries by a group of journalists and journalism educators.
Many thanks to Jonathan Groves, who invited our film crew and The Joplin Globe Editor Carol Stark to Drury University as part of the university's Voices Unbound Series. Thoughtful questions and panel discussion followed our film, as Carol talked about what's been happening in her newsroom and its coverage of the community since the tornado devastated Joplin nearly two years ago. We also learned from Carol that Joplin Globe reporter Andra Stefanoni recently received "Reporter of the Year" honors from the newspaper's parent company Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. in the large newspaper category for all of its CNHI newspapers across the county. Congratulations Andra!
Beth Pike is the producer and co-director of Deadline in Disaster.