I have already written this week about the strong performance given by the Neosho Daily News staff since it began its coverage last Sunday of the murders of three Micronesian church leaders who were holding an afternoon service at the First Congregational Church of Neosho.
My earlier assessment came from looking at the work on the Daily's internet site. I was even more impressed earlier today when I took my first look at this week's print editions of the Daily.
Tragic situations, unfortunately, are among the few times a newspaper staff receives an opportunity to display its abilities. To a man, the Daily offered solid work, hitting the story from nearly every angle possible.
In a day when people talk about the newspaper as if it were already guaranteed extinction, this week's past performance by the Neosho Daily News staff shows exactly why newspapers, whether in print or online, continue to play a vital role in today's society.