Thursday, June 21, 2007
Did I miss the Globe's Nodler story?
Maybe I just missed it, but did the Joplin Globe ever run the story about Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, being named the new chairman of the Senate's Budget Committee?
I have searched for it in the print edition every day since the Globe put a brief version of the story on its website Friday, two days after the story appeared in The Turner Report (the first media outlet to post the information was the Columbia Tribune Political Blog).
I assumed the full story would be posted on the internet and in the print edition the following day, but apparently I was wrong. Buzz Ball and The Carthage Press were all over the story, and a shorter, but still satisfactory version appeared in the Neosho Daily News, but as far as I can tell, it has not been treated as a legitimate news story by the Globe.
Having our state senator in charge of the budget committee, no matter how you feel about his politics or about him for that matter, is a big deal for this area. The Globe's brief post on Friday was a rehash of news releases. This story deserved something more; so did the Joplin Globe's readers.
If I missed it and the Globe did run a more complete story and interview, please let me know. This is one time I would love to have to run an apology.