BRANSON, Mo. -- Sandwiched by standing ovations before and after her 27-minute address, the editor of the tornado-ravaged Joplin [Mo.] Globe, offered a stirring endorsement of why newspapaers matter. “If people are saying newspapers are dead they don’t really know what stuff we are made of," Stark told members of the Newspaper Association Managers gathered at a hotel here. "This is a story that I hope people can take home with them because newspapers are very much alive because when it mattered . . ..people turn out us, our local newspaper and people should never forget that.” Start said her talk Aug. 4, was the first time she had left Joplin since a Category 5 tornado struck the southwest Missouri city. Listen to Stark's talk (first two couple of minutes were not recorded). Click on the carat to the left of the bar below to launch an audio stream, or download an MP3 podcast for offline listening.