Author Archives: Jim McClure

About Jim McClure

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

York Daily Record wins third consecutive statewide FOI award

Chris Dunn scored a first place in Keystone Press Awards competition with this photograph of rescue during York County flooding in 2013. She was one of a host of York Daily Record Sunday News staffers who earned awards in recent competitions.

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One Smart woman: April Trotter captures E&P’s 25 under 35 honors

April Trotter has been named to Editor & Publisher’s 25 under 35 list. E & P said of the award: ‘Our nomination form for this year’s 25 Under 35 feature asked for “people who are young, bright, and capable of tackling whatever the changing newspaper climate throws at them. People with business acumen to lead through trying times and vision to implement bold, new strategies to move their newspapers forward.”

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It’s DFMie time and the winner is … York Daily Record and Denver Post tie with four each

Jason Plotkin, Digital First Media’s Journalist of the Year for Mid-Sized Dailies. Will his Superman abilities be enough to gain top prize as DFM’s overall Journalist of the Year? My note to our staff, edited and excerpted, after we learned … Continue reading

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Page 2 feature didn’t work for YDR readers, so we made a change

Sometimes, a news organization tries something, and it doesn’t work. That was the case with “Start Your Day Here,” a Page 2 feature in the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News since October.

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YWCA’s ’25 Extraordinary Women of York County’: Buffy Andrews is on prestigious list

The YDR’s Buffy Andrews is one of the York YWCA’s 25 Extraordinary Women of York County people for 2014.

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NewsVroom helped York Daily Record score among ’10 Newspapers That Do It Right’

The NewsVroom is seen at its unveiling in 2012. The mobile journalism and technology lab is regularly driven by York Daily Record/Sunday News journalists and colleagues at the York Newspaper Co. and MediaOnePa.

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Storms in York, Pa.: ‘You all have done a great job of covering this snow-and-cold-blasted county’

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel captured what is certain to be an iconic moment in the storms of 2013-2014. ‘@JamesMcClure someone tweeted me that it reminds them of a beach, which I didn’t see before they mentioned it but it does!’ Paul wrote.

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‘Sometimes this is how you get to work in #yorkpa’

‘Sometimes this is how you get to work in #yorkpa,’ the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Brad Jennings wrote in a Tweet. He was referring to the cross country skis behind the YDR’s Steph Reighart, who made the trek to the office this a.m.

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It takes YDR teamwork to cover a York County snowstorm

So a York Daily Record journo was trying to travel this a.m. from the Holiday Inn to the YDR’s Loucks Road office.

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Here’s an astute explanation of ‘Changing Times’ in the news business

This is the intro page to a project ‘Changing Times: How the media is refashioning the daily newsfeed.’ The project by the Mercury in Pottstown is an interesting look at the transitioning media landscape.

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