Category Archives: Editor

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,, 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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Anna’s Amazing Race a powerful reminder of what the York community can do

The No Sweat, York, folks guided more than a dozen teams through a short obstacle course that included racing across the lawn on newspapers, jumping through hula hoops, crab-walking while balancing an orange and blowing up more than a dozen balloons.

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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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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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York County’s most wanted: 148 apprehended so far

Since we started working together, the York County Sheriff’s Office has arrested more than 1,000 defendants and served more than 1,800 warrants. Hundreds of those wanted have appeared on the Daily Record/Sunday News Most Wanted page and on its Pinterest account.

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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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