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Tag Archives: The Kansas City Star

What we’re reading: a roundup of tornado stories

The next Editors’ Roundtable, which will run on Monday, looks at a story on the tornado that hit Rainsville, Ala., earlier this month. Unfortunately, tragedy has struck again, and journalists have had to write additional disaster stories about the devastation of Joplin, Mo. Next week we’ll provide an in-depth look at just the Rainsville piece, [...]

Sometimes, the News Is Glorious

Kavanaugh wrote this story on extremely tight deadline. “The day began at 5:30 a.m.,” she e-mailed us, “with a ride on the morgue duty of the Nebraska National Guard, in an amphibious vehicle that took several hours and flooded river crossings to get there and back, through foul-smelling air so humid that it makes hair [...]