Joplin Globe’s Facebook page links tornado survivors with family, friends

Poynter.org
Globe enterprise editor Scott Meeker says the paper decided to start its Tornado Survivors page Sunday night after staffers noticed people were beginning to post missing persons reports on the Globe’s main Facebook site. “It just took off almost immediately,” he says. “We were getting inundated with families requesting information or trying to get out information for their loved ones.” Reading the posts is “heart-wrenching,” he notes. “It’s a lot of individual stories, and a lot of them are not going to end happily.”
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