Category Archives: Behind the scenes

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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One woman’s use of Facebook spurs a York fix

Journalists are supposed to be a community’s eyes and ears. But let’s face it, we can’t be everywhere at all times. Thanks to one woman’s post to the Facebook group Fixing York PA, I was able to notify Tom Landis, superintendent of … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this letter to the editor?

As editorial page editor for the York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record, a big part of my job is to read, edit and print letters to the editor. Sometimes, though, letters leave me scratching my head in confusion. See if you can … 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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Newsroom visit from Dallastown librarian ends in good report card for YDR

A recent visit from the middle school librarian from Dallastown offered an interesting moment of insight for many of us at the York Daily Record. Jen Hendry, through the Educator In The Workplace program, spent three days in the newsroom, … Continue reading

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Creating a new user experience on FlipSidePA

FlipSidePA received a little bit of a home page makeover last week to create a better user experience. Instead of a topical breakdown on the home page, we’ve created a “river” of entertainment news (with much help from Keith Hartman … 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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Dart Center, Digital First Media’s northeast properties kick off peer support program

Nine more journalists joined Digital First Media’s peer-support efforts at a seminar June 3 in Pittsfield, Mass. led by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s Bruce Shapiro and Elana Newman. The seminar came a few weeks after a similar … Continue reading

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