Category Archives: Digital first

How and why we created our interactive tax calculator for Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget

Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed big changes to Pennsylvania’s taxes. We wanted to help people understand them. So we created an interactive calculator for York County residents. Here’s a look at how we did it and some other things we … Continue reading

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How Greenmesh has built an audience by applying technology to journalism

Greenmesh is one of Yorkblog.com’s oldest blogs. York, Pa., Daily Record photographer and blogger Paul Kuehnel has been posting about technology and journalism since 2006. “These videos can be embedded directly into stories and put in a feed… .’ Journalists … Continue reading

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Job opportunity: Join breaking news desk at York Daily Record

Here at the York Daily Record/Sunday News, we’re looking to hire a couple of positions, including on our breaking news desk. I recently took over as Breaking News Editor, and hiring is one my first and most important tasks. I’ve … Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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The story behind our new ‘Picturing History’ series

I started the Picturing History project earlier this year at The Evening Sun in Hanover. The idea behind the project was simple: Try to visually represent the change that has happened in the communities I was covering.

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Seeking business reporter, web curator

Interested in joining the Daily Record/Sunday News? Lucky for you, we’re looking for a business reporter and breaking news curator. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Sometimes news does happen in the newsroom

Editors often tell reporters to get out of the office because news never happens in the newsroom. Continue reading

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York Daily Record mobile journalists: Where are they?

Use this map to find out where the Daily Record/Sunday News mobile journalists are. Continue reading

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When Benjamin Franklin, digital revolution and mentorship of journalists met up

The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association sponsors the Benjamin Franklin Award for Excellence, the Lifetime Achievement Award and other statewide award competitions. Continue reading

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