Monthly Archives: September 2014

Don’t blame the media for rumors run wild

This time last week, I was sitting in the newsroom trying to make sense out of the news of the state trooper slaying in northeast Pennsylvania. Or maybe I should say lack of news. The online world was full of … Continue reading

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Emmy-winning Jason Plotkin: On the other side of the camera

Jason Plotkin accepts his mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Gettysburg 150 videos. Check out this YDR.com story about this accomplishment.

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Remember Pass: Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep

The York Daily Record’s Donna Mandl demonstrates that she learned the lessons of how to use a fire extinguisher. A dozen or more staff members at the York Daily Record/Sunday News and the York Newspaper Co. soaked in some fire … Continue reading

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Readership of hyperlocal or community news, by whatever name, grows at York Daily Record

Someone with great foresight at the York Daily Record decided in the 1980s that what is called hyperlocal news – community news about neighborhood happenings and items about personal achievements – should remain in the newspaper.

We’ve maintained – and even grown – those Lions Club, scholarship winners and school honor rolls in the York Daily Record/York Sunday News. With the introduction of our website, ydr.com, in 1996, we’ve progressively added such content – formerly also called “chicken dinner news” – in digital form.

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Selling papers a form of bias?

My recent posts about journalistic bias provoked a fair amount of response, including several who commented that media is biased in favor of selling papers — or more likely these days, moving the needle that tracks online readers. I think … Continue reading

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Bias in the eye of the beholder

Discussion of the coverage of Ferguson provoked a number of comments on my Facebook page ┬áregarding media bias, and while I have to agree there is “bias” in reporting, it’s usually not the kind people mean when they use the … Continue reading

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