Author Archives: Jim McClure

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

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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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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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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The York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co. looks ahead: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for us’

The York Daily Record/Sunday News’ NewsVroom often rolls around York County or can be found engaging with folks at public events. Last week, a major Monday event at the York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co. required its presence in front of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

The YDR kickball team killed it tonight. pic.twitter.com/ZL5KEYpH5z — No Sweat, York (@NoSweatYork) May 21, 2015 Caitlin Kerfin, organizer of kickball games for 1891 Loucks Road, assessed the first week: ‘We had an amazing time out on the YDR field … Continue reading

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

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 reading

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

Bam! @AbbeyZelko13 @ashleymaytweets @JamesMcClure @TasteOfPa pic.twitter.com/kfjV4FrgXj — flipsidepa (@flipsidepa) May 16, 2015 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 … Continue reading

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#YorkVote: Remember this hashtag on Primary Day and before

All the cool kids vote in primaries! And those who vote can win a prize! .@ydrcom #yorkvote http://t.co/k4TTwiQmmr pic.twitter.com/RyfyD8ff5m — S.E. Fisher (@YDReditpage) May 12, 2015   Scott Fisher – that’s Scott above – is the organizer of a York … Continue reading

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