Updated: Apr 6, 2020
By Branson Globe Staff
Since national and local authorities have had to make difficult decisions that confine people to areas away from where they might be exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the staff of the Branson Globe has decided the best way to continue publishing is by bringing local
information and news to its readers through the internet. While our readers are quarantined at home, there will be no Branson Globes in our usual pick up places, since the quarantine makes it unavailable in public places.
Branson Globe's main goal is to provide our readers, members of our community and beyond, access to its written pages. Therefore, the Branson Globe is on our Facebook page and at bransonglobe.com. (Special to Branson Globe)
"In this time of social distancing and isolation, the internet becomes our avenue for receiving news and updates on our local society,” said Production Manager Gabe Jones. “In order for our paper to continue giving our readers what they need, moving to a only an online format is necessary, if only for a short time.”
Branson Globe's main goal is to provide our readers, members of our community and beyond, access to its written pages. Therefore, the Branson Globe is on our Facebook page and at bransonglobe.com.
“There is something about holding an actual printed newspaper that is comforting," said Editor Brenda Meadows. "But, under such dire circumstances as we are facing at this time, we want to be available to our readers and advertisers. Facebook and our website are very good connecting tools.”
The Globe has always intended to have a website and though it is still being tweaked, we find it was necessary for the Branson Globe to launch its website.
“We will be uploading our paper to Facebook and our new website to help our advertisers reach more prospects and hopefully get them new business when this pandemic is behind us,” said Publisher Kim Rohde.
While we transition, will still have advertisements and classified sections. We believe having the Globe available on Facebook and at bransonglobe.com will reach a wider audience, giving our readers ready access and our advertisers a wider berth.
“Please continue to submit items, press releases and stories to us because we will continue to get all information out to our readers and advertisers,” said Rohde. “We have worked so hard to build up the Branson Globe and the tremendous support we have received from our readers and advertisers has been overwhelming in the most positive way. We are going to continue publishing and our concerns are the same as yours during this time. We’re all in this together.”