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.

YDR journalists: Out and about in York County, Pa.

Teen Takeover photo with selfie stick. @ashleymaytweets @angiemason1 pic.twitter.com/V5WqwmqvjC — Ed Mahon (@edmahonreporter) July 11, 2015 The Teen Takeover team, 2015-2016 edition, meets – and then pauses for a pose. Looking forward to seeing the work of these budding journos. … Continue reading

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A brief story about two front pages and two venerable York, Pa., families

This Gazette and Daily front page tells about the first York countian to become Pennsylvania’s governor – George Leader. YDR journalists get their story ideas from a lot of places. A copy of the 1954 front page with news about … Continue reading

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YDR newsroom brings together respect for readers, for colleagues – and fun

‘I going 2 add condiments artist 2 my resume,’ the YDR’s Samantha Dellinger wrote in a post. ‘I drew U.S. with ketchup/mustard. I hav a fun job … ‘ Sam is a perennial award winner in journalism competition, spurred, in … 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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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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