If you’re a soda vendor at a newspaper, your notes will be copyedited

Exhibit A:

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YDR’s Scott Fisher’s office wall covered with awards. Add two more

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York Daily Record/Sunday Opinion Page Editor Scott Fisher holds his most recent award for excellence in journalism – the William A. Schnader Award. He has a wall full of them, as the picture below indicates.

Scott Fisher, the YDR’s man of opinion, recently brought home two awards in statewide competition.

The YDR won first place in its division for editorial page excellence in Newspaper of the Year competition, and Scott captured second place in the annual Schnader Award contest.

The judges said this about Scott’s Schnader entry: Continue reading “YDR’s Scott Fisher’s office wall covered with awards. Add two more” »

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How an auction has carved a big slice of office life at the York Daily Record

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York, Pa., Daily Record auction items awaiting a bidder.

The YDR receives all kinds of things to review – books, photographs, CDs. That’s just to name a few.

So what do we do with these freebies, whether we review them or not?

If they’re free, then they’re a gift, and journalists avoid the appearance of impropriety by not accepting such. But so many items come in via the mail that we have developed an auction to productively distribute them. Continue reading “How an auction has carved a big slice of office life at the York Daily Record” »

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York Daily Record/Sunday News delivery made to ‘Downton Abbey’

York County history afficionados June Lloyd and Rebecca Roberts traveled to ‘Downton Abbey’ in England with their York Daily Record/Sunday News.

For years, a popular practice for York countians is to bring the York Daily Record/Sunday News with them on trips, capture a photo and send it to the newspaper to “document” their trip. Continue reading “York Daily Record/Sunday News delivery made to ‘Downton Abbey’” »

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GameTimePa looks ahead: ‘Most aggressive coverage ever … ‘

District 3 football playoffs, covering such a broad geographical area, demand everything from sports editors.

And GameTimePa.com has come through.

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Pennsylvania governor’s election has just passed, but York Daily Record images remain for the ages

The YDR’s Brett Sholtis captured this scene – a Tom Wolf volunteer urging people to vote 5 minutes before polls closed. That’s dedication to a candidate and cause. Joanne Kehr will be nominated for the YDR’s ‘People Who Matter.’

Three more image and video links below … .

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Tom Wolf’s ‘Let’s Get Started': A brief story behind this York Daily Record keepsake headline

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This front page photo shows Tom Wolf delivering his Nov. 4 victory speech as Pennsylvania governor-elect. Fortunately, he provided a phrase that became the YDR headline on this keepsake edition.

The York Daily Record’s day-after-the-election headline states: “Let’s Get Started.”

Well, YDR staff members got started on the headline for the keepsake edition days ago.

But it wasn’t until the 11th hour, literally, that the pick went to that phrase, plucked from Tom Wolf’s victory speech at the Utz Arena in his home county.

Why did it come to that? Continue reading “Tom Wolf’s ‘Let’s Get Started': A brief story behind this York Daily Record keepsake headline” »

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Yorkblog.com history sites surpass the 100,000 mark in pages viewed

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Joan Concilio’s ‘Only in York County’ is one of five blogs that are part of a Yorkblog.com suite of York County, Pa., history bloggers. I love the description of her blog: ‘My name is Joan and I’m a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be. I love my town. And, as a local editor, I hear every day how much you love your towns, too. So please, connect with me and let’s share what makes life in York County great. I’m here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!’

The year 2015 will mark the 10th anniversary of the birth of York County history bloggers on Yorkblog.com.

The group has grown to five who write directly for the York Daily Record’s blogging community at Yorkblog.com - and we pull in several other history blogs from the community.

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York Daily Record/MediaOnePA celebrates Halloween with costume parade, games

Every year, the York Daily Record and the rest of the York Newspaper Co. celebrates Halloween. Employees wear creative costumes for a parade and contest, and they compete in holiday-themed games. And there’s food, of course.

Here’s a look at some of this year’s costumes.

Past years

2013 Halloween party

2012 Halloween costumes

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Our most popular Wolf and Corbett stories this year

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You may have heard that Pennsylvania voters on Tuesday will choose between Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.

Since popularity rules in elections, here are the YDR’s five most popular stories with “Corbett” in the headline for the year:

1.) Corbett, school spending: Did he really cut $1 billion from education? (Pa. Fact Finder)

2.) Pa. governor’s race: Corbett, Wolf issue-by-issue breakdown

3.) Wolf v. Corbett: 5 issues they’ll tussle over between now and November

4.) Pa. governor’s race: What Tom Wolf and Tom Corbett need to do in debates beginning Monday

5.) Tom Wolf polling ahead of Corbett, other Democratic candidates for governor

And here are the YDR’s five most popular stories with “Wolf” in the headline for the year:

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