Archive for January, 2012
Photo of the week: Paterno remembered
Sue Paterno leaves the memorial service with one of her grandchildren on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. "A Memorial for Joe," featuring football players representing each decade of Joe Paterno's career, was held at the Bryce Jordan Center at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - CHRIS DUNN

Last week was emotional for Penn State fans and exhausting for the media covering Penn State. After Joe Paterno’s death on Sunday, we rushed to organize our coverage and tell the story of a legendary coach. For the YDR staff photographers, that meant two separate trips to State College involving three different photographers. They all [...]

A Memorial for Joe
Sue Paterno is given a standing ovation and is embraced during her entrance for her husband's memorial service on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012.

Staff photographers Jason Plotkin and Chris Dunn are in State College covering Joe Paterno’s memorial service at Penn State. They have been hustling since early this morning to make meaningful images among the chaos up there. This slideshow will update throughout the day with AP images and YDR photos as they send more images.

Forgotten York
Forgotten York

(DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL) Objects found in forgotten buildings spark my curiosity. A sheet stained like old paper; a bad dream locked in eternity. Stories without words. Developer Bill Hynes, a business partner with Live bandmates Chad Gracey, Chad Taylor and Patrick Dahlheimer, created the company, Think Loud Development, which recently purchased East York [...]

Photo of the week: Platts retires
Family members of U.S. Rep. Todd Platts sister Pam Lee, left, and mother Babs Platts react during a press conference where Platts announced he was retiring from Congress Tuesday, January 17, 2012.  DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

Posted by Eileen Joyce Kate Penn already shared a behind the scenes photo from Rep. Todd Platts’ announcement that he would not run for re-election. What she didn’t point, out, however, was her compelling photo from the press conference itself. Much like last week’s photo of the week, this picture features and emotional moment. What [...]

Bagpipes sing on crusted snow
Bagpipes sing on crusted snow

(DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL) While I cross a foggy field, a bell tolls from a 160 year old stone church. Bagpipes sing while icy rain falls on crusted snow. I sink up to my knees in an old (or current) ground hog house under a muddy corn field. Covering funerals that I haven’t [...]

Joe Paterno video
Joe Paterno video

Post by Jason Plotkin. Toward the end of his career, I know I was trying to treat every season ending like it could be Joe Paterno’s last. We never knew for sure if he EVER was going to retire. I even won a pizza bet with one of my editor’s this year because he thought [...]

Perks of the job
Perks of the job

Posted by Chris Dunn One of the cool aspects of being a journalist is this: We get to wear many hats. Sometimes we have to wear hard hats to cover a story at a work site. Other times, we don hair nets and disposable gowns when at the hospital. And other-other times, we are offered [...]

Holy Media
Media shows up for Rep. Todd Platt's big announcement Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

For a small city, York has a serious amount of media. Here, members of the media assembled in Rep. Todd Platts’ office for what we were told would be a big announcement. At the time there were a few ideas floating around what the announcement would be, and in the end the news was that [...]

Photo from up on high
Photo from up on high

Posted by Jason Plotkin This Jan. 17, 2012 satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia, which ran aground on Friday, Jan. 13, lying on its starboard side just off the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy. I saw this image when a photographer I know posted it on [...]

Photo of the week
Brianna Staub, a student at Shallow Brook Intermediate School, in embraced by her mother, Sgt. Kristina Staub, who was returning from Afghanistan and surprised her daughter in the gymnasium of the school. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS -- JASON PLOTKIN

Posted by Eileen Joyce When people ask me what being a photo editor is like, I usually tell them it’s great because I get to look at pictures all day. Of course, my job involves a little more than that in this world of websites, breaking news, audio and video, but sometimes it’s nice to [...]

Princess smile
Princess smile

(DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL) My “professional” camera equipment jumped ahead to 2009 last week with a Nikon D3s. This is my first shoot combining a video and stills with the D3s. Although I have been producing video out of stills since 2001, this is the first time my DSLR is shooting both. Shooting [...]

A quiet moment
A quiet moment

Posted by Chris Dunn A few years ago, I was piecing together my new portfolio for internship applications, which meant I was driving myself nuts over a variety of factors that included sequence, visual variety, content variety and more. It also meant I was cornering my friends and mentors for advice and feedback. One mentor [...]

En route
En route

Posted by Kate Penn My little Toyota Yaris has racked up a lot of miles traveling to assignments around the county. I plug in my gps and an undetermined amount of time later, voila! I’ve reached my destination. But every now and then I get sidetracked by something I just can’t drive by without taking [...]

Going above and beyond
Going above and beyond

Posted by Jason Plotkin I’m a huge fan of perspective. I get teased alot because I’m a climber. Roofs. Ladders. I’ve always thought it was a neat angle. Today at the press conference for the new Penn State head football coach Bill O’Brien, I borrowed a ladder from the hotel and got this shot of [...]

A real moment judge
A real moment judge

  (DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL ) Judge Craig T. Trebilcock, left, reacts to his wife, Terrie, securing his robe during a swearing-in ceremony today. I have documented Craig Trebilcock since the mid-1990’s, when he was an activist for the People of the Golden Vision. Real people continue to have real moments even when [...]

Great moments beyond the ceremony
Great moments beyond the ceremony

(DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS – PAUL KUEHNEL) Above – Bobby Brunner, right,  talks to Michael Helfrich after he is sworn in as a new member of York City Council. Brunner talked to Helfrich for several moments ending with the praying body language.   With all the boring things that can happen in a staged ceremony, special [...]

Finding Yorkers
Josh Heyne supports his girlfriend Leah Hershey on his shoulders so she can get photographs of Penn State football players during the pep rally held at Cotton Bowl stadium on Saturday,  Jan 1, 2012. Heyne, from New Freedom, Pa., played high school football with current Penn State player Chaz Powell and came down with his family to show their support.

Post by Jason Plotkin One of the neat things about doing photojournalism in York is that sometimes Yorkers take me places. One of our goals whenever we travel to somewhere like Dallas for the TicketCity Bowl is to find people from York. Believe it or not, it’s not that hard. As a matter of fact, [...]

Trying to get something different
PSU's Devon Still, 71, plays with the hair of teammate Chaz Powell  before the team photo is taken in front of the Cotton Bowl.

Posted by Jason Plotkin One of the things I love about what I do is that I try to sometime apply humor to what could be a boring situation. I’m here in Dallas covering the TicketCity Bowl and this morning I was at Cotton Bowl Stadium to photograph the team photo. The fun stuff is [...]

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