Crystal Thomas on Muck Rack

Crystal Thomas

Joplin, Missouri
Statehouse Reporter — Joplin Globe

love me a good story | @mujschool grad | @joplinglobe statehouse, crime reporter | writes about the making and breaking of laws | email:

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I'm a political reporter who spends half the year in the Missouri Capitol and the other half in Joplin, Mo., for a Southwest Missouri daily newspaper called The Joplin Globe. I shine a spotlight on elected officials, while factchecking to see if their words match up with their actions and if thei...


How is social media changing news?

You can interact with readers and get a snapshot into their life. It's a story idea and source generator. It's a misinformation machine.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

Editor-in-chief for The Glenbrook South Oracle

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

You can't be good if you quit. If you don't seek to continually learn, you probably should exit now, though.