Joplin Globe reporters captured two first place awards Saturday at the annual Kansas City Press Club Heart of America Awards Banquet.
Ryan Malashock took first place in sports writing for newspapers with circulation under 100,000 with "Nick's Memory." The judge wrote, "A fitting tribute. Nice details in the writing." The feature concerned how Carl Junction High School track competitors reacted to the death of star athlete Nick Ross in an automobile accident.
Sadie Gurman, who served as the Globe's statehouse reporter while finishing up her work at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, took first place in investigative reporting with "Is It Money Well Spent? The judge wrote, "Looks like a lot of work went into this story that is very timely." I wasn't able to find a link to this article.
So far, I have been unable to locate any mention of the Globe reporters' accomplishments in the Globe itself. Please let me know if I just happened to overlook it.