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If you are interested in reading more about the May 22nd tornado please see these news organization’s websites. If you are a news organization that covered the events of May 22, 2011 that is not listed here, please contact Rod Surber at and he will be happy to list your organization.

On this website, we will post a link to various media outlets who have featured many outstanding stories about the devastation, and the courage and resiliency of the Joplin citizens during the storm, in the recovery and in the rebuilding phase. Because there are so many stories, we will provide one link to each media outlet. If a station, newspaper, website or other publication has developed a specific web page to aggregate its Joplin tornado and recovery related stories, we will be happy to link to that site.


Columbia Missourian

Four States Homepage

Fox News

Joplin Globe

Joplin Tri-State Business Journal

Kansas City Star





Ozarks First

Ozarks Public TV (KOZJ/Channel 26/Cable One channel 3)
One Year After the Joplin Tornado: Turning Despair to Hope 7 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2012; 6 p.m., Sunday, May 20; 9:00 p.m., Monday, May 21; and 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 22.

Springfield News Leader

St. Louis Post Dispatch

The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal

Witness: Joplin Tornado will premiere on Monday, May 21st at 10 PM ET/ 9 PM CT on National Geographic Channel

Zimmer Radio Group