Deadline in Disaster (2012) Trailer
Trailer for the documentary Deadline in Disaster.
More than one hundred lives lost. Thousands of lives changed. One community newspaper helps its town find hope in the aftermath of the EF-5 tornado that nearly destroyed Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. The tornado took the life of The Joplin Globe's page designer and one-third of the staff lost their homes. Still, The Globe rolled the presses on the night of the storm and has not missed a beat. Reporters examine their roles as community watchdog and residents see their newspaper as a vital source for mourning their losses and moving forward. Much like the hard-rock miners who settled Joplin, the long hours, difficult working conditions, and uncovering of stories from the disaster continues for The Joplin Globe.