The Joplin Globe
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The Joplin Globe
The Joplin Globe
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)CNHI, LLC
PublisherMichael Beatty
EditorCarol Stark
Headquarters117 East Fourth Street, Joplin, Missouri 64801 United States
Circulation30,000 circulation[1]
View of exterior of Fourth Street, between Main and Virginia, showing Pacific Express Company, Y.M.C.A. and Joplin Daily Globe. The State Historical Society of Missouri.

The Joplin Globe is a seven-day daily newspaper published in Joplin, Missouri, United States, 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 first issue of The Globe was published on August 9, 1896. Its marketing slogan is "It's your world. We deliver it."[4] In 2012, The Globe was named "Newspaper of the Year" by the Local Media Association.[5]

Bonnie and Clyde scoop

In 1933, The Joplin Globe had a country-wide scoop, obtaining the camera 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 Parker holding Clyde Barrow at mock gunpoint and of Bonnie with her foot on a fender, pistol in her hand, and cigar in her mouth.[6]


Gilbert Barbee was born in 1850 in Ritchey, Newton County, Missouri.[7] Barbee made his fortune in lead mining[7] and owned the Joplin Globe from 1899 to 1911. He later established and published the Joplin Tribune.[8] Barbee was an active member of the Democratic Party[7][8] and he owned the Barbee Park racetrack and the House of Lords pub.[8][9] Barbee also donated money and land to build the Children's Home, an orphanage in Joplin.[10] He died in 1924 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.[7][8]


  1. ^ Yang, Nu (July 2012). "A Newspaper's Duty: Documentary Film Follows Joplin Globe Staff after Deadly Tornado". Editor & Publisher. 145 (7) – via Questia.
  2. ^ Ellis, Jim (May 5, 2007). "Guest column: Columnist's assessment undeserved". The Joplin Globe. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "COMPANY NEWS; DOW JONES SAYS IT IS SELLING FOUR OF ITS NEWSPAPERS". New York Times. February 22, 2002. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Kennedy, Wally (November 5, 2010). "Redesigned Globe to include new 'flag'". Joplin Globe. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Joplin Globe named "Newspaper of the Year"". The Joplin Globe. November 20, 2012. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Bonnie and Clyde". CrimeLab. Court TV. Archived from the original on 2008-12-22.
  7. ^ a b c d "BARBEE FUNERAL PLANS W[ith] WORD FROM A DAUGHTER". Joplin Globe. October 18, 1924. p. 1. Retrieved 2014 – via
  8. ^ a b c d "GILBERT BARBEE DEAD". Carthage Evening Press. October 18, 1924. Retrieved 2014 – via Find A Grave.
  9. ^ "Joplin Historical Postcards: Barbee Park Racetrack". University of Missouri Digital Library. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Joplin Historical Postcards: Children's Home, with children". University of Missouri Digital Library. Retrieved 2014.

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