Monthly Archives: June 2015

Creating a new user experience on FlipSidePA

FlipSidePA received a little bit of a home page makeover last week to create a better user experience. Instead of a topical breakdown on the home page, we’ve created a “river” of entertainment news (with much help from Keith Hartman … Continue reading

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York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co. employees celebrate a #NewGannett

With the recent completion of the Gannett Company’s spinoff of its publishing division, employees from the York Daily Record, The Evening Sun (Hanover), Chambersburg Public Opinion and the Lebanon Daily News took to Twitter to celebrate a #NewGannett. See their … Continue reading

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York Daily Record’s oldest forerunner first published in 1796. Or was it 1795?

The earliest known copy of Die York Gazette is dated May 20, 1796, No. 14. If you back up 14 weeks – assuming weekly publication – that means the German-language newspaper started in early 1796. Longtime Gazette & Daily owner … Continue reading

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Engaging with York County, Pa.: Inside and outside 1891 Loucks Road

Around York County: Stories are everywhere … . When YDR journos are out in the public, we see stories everywhere. Here’s one from an invite for a staff member to present at a lively community organization. Ninety-something-year-old drummer Eugene Budesheim … Continue reading

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What are the boundaries of “downtown York”?

From time to time, this question comes up in the newsroom: What is “downtown York”?

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How a modern journalist works: Creating interactive content that connects with the news

Every day, I try to be creative and think outside the box and connect with what’s going on around me. The content I create enriches what we have online and sometimes attracts readers who might not otherwise be interested. For … Continue reading

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York Daily Record journos: In and around York, Pa.

Ice cream cake for new and departing Teen Takeover students. pic.twitter.com/2CA5vw3LDS — Ed Mahon (@edmahonreporter) June 11, 2015 Another Teen Takeover season is in the books. But the team of high school journalists who train with York, Pa. Daily Record … Continue reading

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Dart Center, Digital First Media’s northeast properties kick off peer support program

Nine more journalists joined Digital First Media’s peer-support efforts at a seminar June 3 in Pittsfield, Mass. led by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s Bruce Shapiro and Elana Newman. The seminar came a few weeks after a similar … Continue reading

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Eight things I learned or remembered at #IRE15

I went to the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Philadelphia last week. Here are eight things I learned or remembered. 1. There are many cool ways of telling stories with Tableau Public. #IRE15 #getexcited @vinfro pic.twitter.com/bufqNFBxzC — Ed Mahon (@edmahonreporter) … Continue reading

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The new way (News & Brews) and the old (How to Get it Published) – we enjoy meeting the public

The York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News meets the public in many ways. Here’s a new one. The YDR’s News & Brews event last week was akin to speed dating. Sources met with our journalists for a brief period, and then … Continue reading

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