Author Archives: Rebecca Hanlon

About Rebecca Hanlon

Rebecca Hanlon is the health reporter with a religion sub beat at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow her on Twitter @mrsbeccahanlon or on Facebook at facebook.com/byrebeccahanlon.

Sometimes you have to use old technology

Court reporter Rick Lee is pretty old. So old that he has boots that were made before I was born. He likes to remind me of that from time to time. But Rick really showed his age on Thursday when … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the scenes, Digital first | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sometimes you have to use old technology

Have you seen this man?

I don’t know what people did before email. We still get a ton of news releases through the office fax machine, and although it frequently jams or runs out of ink, it’s still a useful tool. Most of the time. … Continue reading

Posted in Digital first, Metro, News coverage | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Have you seen this man?

When covering the news ruins my shoes

I think the dress code for cops reporters should include hip waders. A fairly new pair of brown flats were the most recent casualty in the battle of gathering news. No matter how many times I’ve scrubbed them, the mud … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the scenes, Metro, News coverage | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Overcoming language barriers in York County

Late one September night I walked down a dark alley behind several row homes in York City. I was looking for a woman I knew lived on the block — but I didn’t know which home and I had only … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the scenes, Metro, News coverage | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Overcoming language barriers in York County