The Joplin Globe

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The Joplin Globe
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
Publisher Michael Beatty
Editor Carol Stark
Founded 1896
Headquarters 117 East Fourth Street, Joplin, Missouri 64801 USA
Circulation 30,000 Sunday circulation [1]

The Joplin Globe is a seven-day daily newspaper published in Joplin, Missouri, USA, covering parts of 14 counties in southwestern Missouri. Ottaway Community Newspapers owned the Globe from 1975 to 2002.[2] Since 2002, it has been owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.[3]

The newspaper employs some 45 journalists in its newsroom. Its marketing slogan is "It's your world. We deliver it."[4]

Bonnie and Clyde scoop[edit]

In 1933 The Joplin Globe had a country-wide scoop, obtaining the camera[5] left behind by Bonnie and Clyde after a deadly confrontation with local police, developing and publishing the rolls of film in it, including the now-legendary photos of Bonnie holding Clyde at mock gunpoint and of Bonnie with her foot on a fender, pistol in her hand and cigar in her mouth.


Gilbert Barbee was born in 1850 in Ritchey, Newton County, Missouri. Barbee made his fortune in lead mining and owned the Joplin Globe and later established and published the Joplin Tribune. Barbee was the Jasper County Democratic Party boss and he owned the Barbee Park racetrack and the famous House of Lords. Barbee died in 1924 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.


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