About this blogThe NewsVroom is a classroom on wheels, of sorts. With this van, the staff of the York Daily Record/Sunday News create a hands-on experience for the people of York County to better understand how new tools and technology for sharing news and information help improve life in our community.
Join us and we will show you how our mobile apps make it easier to skim though the latest headlines, how you can watch live high school football games on your computer, or how you can ensure broad coverage of your organization's events. We also want to hear your ideas as to how we can better serve this community.
Follow this blog for news about where The NewsVroom will be next and for reports from our visits.
- Book Buzz | Girls Scouts to become reporters for the day at Mason-Dixon Public Library on Kicking off ‘The NewsVroom: A Year at the York County Libraries’
- Buffy's World | Don’t miss: Lafayette Club auction to phone memories to York County Libraries app on Visuals editor Eileen Joyce shares photo tips at Glatfelter Library
- Book Buzz | YDR’s NewsVroom shares how to take better photos at Glatfelter Memorial Library on Kicking off ‘The NewsVroom: A Year at the York County Libraries’
- Buffy's World | Don’t miss: Sears history to Civil War tweeters to video of eagle’s nest on NewsVroom heading to JCC Jewish Food Festival on Sunday
- The NewsVroom: Four wheels and the Daily Record’s drive to connect with its community | Journomel.com on NewsVroom under the stars
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We spoke to a Cadette troop of seven Girl Scouts, explaining a bit about what we do as journalists and the tools we’re using to focus on digital reporting.
See how our session went — complete with funny face photos as the girls learned to use the iPad and Droid cameras — at www.yorkblog.com/books.
The NewsVroom has been out and about in York County since August 2012.
Here’s a recap/slideshow of our latest ventures. Multi-platform web editor Christine Loman created this slideshow for the blog. Thanks Christine.
The crew will be setting up Saturday at Central York for the 20th annual White Rose Track and Field Invitational.
We will be there bright and early — 7:30 a.m. — and the action starts at 8:30 a.m. About 18 high school teams will be there, including Biglerville, Central York, Dallastown, Delone Catholic, Hanover, Northeastern, Red Lion, Spring Grove and William Penn from the YAIAA. Christian School of York also is scheduled to be there.
The event itself is expanding — think more like community festival than track meet. Look for businesses like Rita’s Ice and Maggie Moo’s to be there.
Here’s why you should stop by the GameTimePA tent:
On Monday, visuals editor Eileen Joyce and I (books editor Sarah Chain) took The NewsVroom to Glatfelter Memorial Library for a session on how to take better photos.
It was neat to hear the questions the audience had — lots about sharing photos via social media and how to manage multiple accounts.
Read a full roundup, including tweets from the session, at Book Buzz, www.yorkblog.com/books.
Follow along today as check out the JCC food festival.
Better yet, come out and visit the NewsVroom on Hollywood Drive in York Township.
I got to take a break from the newsroom grind on Tuesday and go visit Linda Seligson at the York Jewish Community Center. I asked Sean Adkins to tag along. Getting out of the office is key for me and doing it on a day where the temperatures were 70-plus degrees and sunny? Bonus.
You see, a couple months ago, Randy Parker, our managing editor, asked me to handle the coordination of the NewsVroom, our mobile media lab. If you are reading this post on the blog, you probably know already that the NewsVroom is a mobile classroom, community outreach — and funky-looking — van that visits a number of sites each month.
The GTPA crew is commandeering the NewsVroom for a trip to Hanover for Saturday’s Hawkette softball tournament at Moul Field.
It should make for an exciting day: Opening matchups for the tournament are Hanover vs. Newport and Dallastown vs. Fairfield (both at 9 a.m.) The championship and consolation games will follow at 11 a.m.
Update on March 28, 2013:
We received a very nice thank-you note from the York County Astronomical Society:
For myself and the York County Astronomical Society, I want to send a big thank you to Mr Matt Anderson, Ms Cathy Hirko and Ms Hannah Sawyer. Their attending our Comet Starwatch at John C. Rudy County Park last Saturday evening (March 23, 2013) with the Newsvroom was a fantastic success. And a special thank you for their wonderful news article and blog reports of the event. I feel privileged to have met them and flattered for their including me in their story!
Until next time,
Trustee – York County Astronomical Society
And we were happy to attend! Thanks Greg.
I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical of the assignment.
Matt Anderson, one of multi-platform journalists from the night news desk, wanted to take the NewsVroom to a star-watching event at one of our York County parks.
Our van. On back park roads. In the dark.
I wasn’t sure it was going to work. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
This blog will be posting events live tonight from John Rudy Park.
The NewsVroom was invited to York County Parks Astronomical Society’s observatory at the park. Tonight is the comet watch event.