YDR Editorial Board has three new members

From left, George Sepic, Abigail Geiger and Thorne McFarlane, have join the York Daily Record Editorial Board.

From left, George Sepic, Abigail Geiger and Thorne McFarlane, have joined the York Daily Record Editorial Board.

The York Daily Record Editorial Board is pleased to welcome three new members:

– George Sepic, vice president of audience.

– Abigail Geiger, breaking news web producer.

– Thorne McFarlane, news assistant.

These new members join Publisher Sara Glines, Editor Jim McClure and Editorial Page Editor Scott Fisher (me) on the team that determines editorial positions for the Daily Record/Sunday News’ and ydr.com’s opinion pages.

The board meets periodically to discuss positions for editorials – the YDR’s opinion on issues of the day – and board members review these editorials prior to publication.

Editorial board members also meet with community leaders. Those meetings are typically livestreamed and are often open to readers. In addition, board members will engage in the candidate endorsement process and will help us set a proactive community agenda.

I’m looking forward to working closely with these three new board members.

But I will also miss the two members who have cycled off the board: Assistant Sports Editor Jessica Sprenkle and Graphic Artist Samantha Dellinger.

They have brought so many great, innovative ideas to the table over the years.

Thanks, Sam and Jess!

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Love it! When readers reach out to the York Daily Record … .

My mom reading my grandpa some York Haven history out of the York Daily Record/Sunday News.

Posted by Allison Witherow Given on Saturday, May 23, 2015

It’s a wonderful thing when our readers talk to us … .

Here are a few more examples (If photos don’t appear on mobile devices, click on the dates) … .
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‘Walking in Your Shoes': Politico Joe Sestak posted our editorial board interview, which also included a plug for his book

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#YorkVotes: 24 people participated in a  #Yorkvote contest in a primary with a 17 percent turnout. Can’t wait for the fall … . 

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No place like home. Yes, indeed: Buffy Andrews, who writes a column for The York Daily Record/Sunday News, regularly receives feedback. Sometimes it’s by way of an email, in person or via snail mail.

Most recently her column, There’s no place like home, in which she talked about growing up in Manchester, drew plenty of community responses. One reader even took the time to write a lengthy hand-written note. Now that’s feedback the old-fashioned way!

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*If you want to reach out: Readers should just email news@ydr.com. We check that basket all the time! You can also message our newsroom or any of our journalists by just clicking on the ‘message’ button on YDR Facebook. Or, heck, just email me at: jem@ydr.com.

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From kickball to kickboxing: Events from around 1891 Loucks Road – and York, Pa.


Caitlin Kerfin, organizer of kickball games for 1891 Loucks Road, assessed the first week: ‘We had an amazing time out on the YDR field for a friendly game of kickball. A few of us weren’t very athletic, but that was what made it more fun. We also had some awesome players showin’ how it’s done.’ Colorful nicknames were assigned in this first game. Scott Fisher’s Boom-Boom is among the best – and is perhaps the only one that’s printable. Next game: June 3. 

We started with kickball, and we’re ending with kickboxing at the York Daily Record/Sunday News at 1891 Loucks Road below. (If photos don’t appear on mobile devices, click on the dates)  … . Continue reading “From kickball to kickboxing: Events from around 1891 Loucks Road – and York, Pa.” »

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YDR “I voted” contest winner is one cool cat

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Kissy the cat with an “I voted” sticker.

Congratulations to Natalie Marshall of Spring Garden Township for winning YDR’s “I voted” sticker selfie contest.

Marshall tweeted this photo of her cat Kissy with the sticker Marshall got after voting in Tuesday’s primary. Everyone who posted an “I voted” photo on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #YorkVote was entered in a drawing for a YDR prize pack, which included a coveted comic strip umbrella.

The idea was to get York countians to use the power of social media to inspire others to vote. Tuesday’s turnout was a mere 17 percent, so obviously we have a lot of room for growth. We’ll try again in the general election.

Marshall is an international studies senior at Arcadia University. She recently returned from Paris, and she has studied in 17 countries over the last three years.

“Not everyone has the privilege of democratic elections,” she said of her experience in other countries, explaining why she votes. “And, even if they do, they’re not always fair elections.”

Here’s hoping she serves as a role model for other young people to participate in America’s democratic process.

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Creativity unleashed in York County, Pa.: Crafts nights at 1891 Loucks Road

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Customers visiting the York, Pa., Daily Record/York Newspaper Co.’s Loucks Road facility meet receptionist Linda Gracey. They might not know she’s a fan of crafts, and after work hours, she leads a craft night for employees. The craft nights will continue in September.

Linda Gracey is one of “The 3 Crows.”

Her mother tagged Linda and her two sisters, Bonnie and Joann, that way after observing the trio sitting together, cutting up and enjoying each other.

The three women still meet. Every Wednesday night, they working on crafts, primarily making cards for all occasions by cutting and stamping and gluing.

So Linda decided to spread the joy of making things with her hands to her co-workers. Continue reading “Creativity unleashed in York County, Pa.: Crafts nights at 1891 Loucks Road” »

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York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co.: Engaging with the public in many ways

NewsVroom king Randy Parker called the York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co. space at Taste of Pennsylvania a ‘four-tenter.’ He believes it to be the largest NewsVroom event so far. And that’s over about 3 years. Check out another photo of the NewsVroom team in action below and this MediaCenter photo gallery showing those who stopped by the event.

Other community engagement fun from all over …

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#YorkVote: Remember this hashtag on Primary Day and before

 

Scott Fisher – that’s Scott above – is the organizer of a York Daily Record/Sunday News campaign to encourage York countians to vote in Tuesday’s Primary.

He describes two get-out-to-vote contests:

 

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How and why we created our interactive tax calculator for Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget

Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed big changes to Pennsylvania’s taxes.

We wanted to help people understand them. So we created an interactive calculator for York County residents.

Here’s a look at how we did it and some other things we could do in the future.

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‘News and Brews’ offers quick and easy way to get to know reporters from YDR and WITF

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Come out and meet reporters from the York Daily Record/Sunday News and from WITF-FM from 6-8 p.m. May 27 at BrewVino in York. This quick and casual setting is designed to help you learn more about us, and for us to hear from you – face-to-face – about your thoughts and concerns.

“News and Brews” takes a cue from the speed-dating concept to allow as many introductions to be made as possible. For about seven minutes, you will be at a discussion table and have the undivided attention of one of the reporters listed below. When time is up, you can head over to chat with another journalist.

You can also buy a beer or glass of wine and munch on a slice while we dish about what’s important to you.

YDR Managing Editor Randy Parker and WITF News Director Tim Lambert will kick things off, and from there you set the agenda.

Please register in advance and let friends and associates know.

Journalists who plan to attend include:

  • Tim Lambert, WITF News Director, Morning Edition Host
  • Randy Parker, YDR Managing Editor
  • Scott Fisher, YDR Opinion Page Editor
  • Mike Argento, YDR Columnist
  • Ashley May, YDR FlipSidePA Editor
  • Mark Walters, YDR York City Reporter
  • Brett Sholtis, YDR Business Reporter
  • Ben Allen, WITF General Assignment Reporter; Transforming Health; Drugs and Young People
  • Emily Previti, WITF Keystone Crossroads Reporter
  • Marie Cusick, WITF StateImpact Pennsylvania Reporter
  • Joe Ulrich, WITF Arts and Culture Reporter, Here and Now Host
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News from around the York Daily Record – and York, Pa

Garden flag photo for the Weekly Record, taken Thursday, April 16, 2015, outside the newsroom. Chris Dunn — Daily Record/Sunday News
This outdoor garden flag – and a monogrammed one at that – comes from the creative hands and mind of the York Daily Record’s Samantha Dellinger. It’s made from two place mats, among other things. And it made for colorful cover art, tied to Mother’s Day, in a recent Weekly Record. For more creative stuff from Samantha, check out Artist Bloc.

Other news about the York Daily Record/Sunday News and its people.

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