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.

‘Faces of York County’ is new, and original idea is 200 years old

The Faces of York County is a new digital feature developed by the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News staff.

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York Daily Record Jason Plotkin a nominee for EPPY Award

A Facebook post about Jason Plotkin’s most recent honor. He had just won another big award in September.

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FlipSide doesn’t flip, but it’s still FlipSide

Flipside, the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Thursday entertainment section, no longer flips. But we’re still calling it Flipside.

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When you have a digital newsroom, you have this …

York, Pa., sports journalists have a to keep tract of today lot to keep more.

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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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Jason Plotkin’s photos capture Best of Show in AP contest

The YDR’s Jason Plotkin followed York countian Paul Miller’s recovery after his bout with Streptococcus Pneumoniae. His photographs captured “Best of Show” in Pennsylvania Associated Press Awards competition recently.

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DFM T-shirt honors DFMie winners. 4 videos, too.

The York Daily Record’s Jason Plotkin ordered this T-shirt to recognize fellow DFMie winners in recent Digital First Media award competition in St. Paul, Minn. Plotkin won a big award himself, Mid-Sized Daily Journalist of the Year.

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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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