In today's Joplin Globe, Editor Carol Stark announces, as most of us expected, that Eli Yokley, 20, Webb City, author of the PoliticMo blog, will be the newspaper's statehouse correspondent for the coming session, the first the Globe has had since Jim Wolfe died.
Though he started with the Joplin Fuse blog and then PoliticMo, apparently blogging may be a bit beneath Yokley's station at this point:
Yokley, 20, a junior at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is a full-time college student and heads the blog PoliticMo. It has been ranked as one of the nation’s best blogs for state politics by The Washington Post.
Yokley said he does not think of himself so much as a blogger, but as a journalist.
In a recent interview, Yokley said: “Whenever I think ‘blogger,’ I think of partisan guys who sit in their basements and yell about things from the left or right. That’s not what I do.”