Category Archives: Facebook engagement

YDR trauma journalism, reader initiative efforts recognized with two statewide awards

The recent Fixing York community forum was part of a York Daily Record/Sunday News initiative that won a big state award – the Readership Initiative Award. We’re honored that the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association has recognized the York Daily Record/Sunday News with … 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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Work of York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co. people makes headlines

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Brad Jennings captured this scene near the YDR’s newsroom at 1891 Loucks Road. He wrote: ‘A WHP-21 news team stopped by the York Newspaper Company offices Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, to interview audience development manager Cindi Greco, right, about her Facebook comment to Mark Zuckerberg that helped form his personal reading challenge for 2015.’

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Facebook post helps locate owner of framed jersey

The owner of an item that showed up at the wrong house in Texas was located with help from the York County community on social media.

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About free coffee and Angel Trees: York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co. engage with community

Post by York Daily Record/Sunday News. Folks, notice the free coffee for the first five who look up our reporters on Dec. 12. Every day, people at the York Daily Record/Sunday News and York Newspaper Co. reach out to the … Continue reading

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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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Readers write the cutline — or is it a caption?

We’d like readers’ help in coming up with fun captions — or cutlines, as we call them in the newsroom — for some of our photos.

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The Redoubt, indeed, aided Gettysburg 150 coverage. No doubt

York,Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Jason Plotkin’s Gettysburg 150 photograph received more than 500 YDR Facebook likes. Here was the FB question: “Re-enactor Patrick McCarthy gets down on one knee as he asks his girlfriend Anna Jennings to marry him at the Gettysburg 150th celebration today. Wanna guess what she said?” This photo was part of the work produced by more than 40 Digital First Media journalists covering the Battle of Gettysburg’s 150th anniversary.

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How does the York Daily Record decide how to refer to a transgender person?

Readers have been asking why the York Daily Record refers to a transgender student at Red Lion Area Senior High School as “he,” and by the name Issak Oliver Wolfe, rather than as “she” and the name Sierra Stambaugh.

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Talking about social media at High School Journalism Workshop

Social media was a topic during a high school workshop breakout session.

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