Category Archives: Hate Mail

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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Why York journalists are covering the shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Some readers have noticed that YDR reporter Lauren Boyer and Photographer Chris Dunn have been reporting from Newtown, Conn., this week in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. And some are asking why. Why would a … Continue reading

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York reader’s paywall perspective sparks subscription debate

A terrific dialogue has ensued in a recent post I made here at the YDR Insider. It’s exactly the type of conversation we were looking for when we launched this blog site. I shared an email exchange I had with … Continue reading

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A reader offers ydr.com advice on the paywall

Sometimes people just complain. But once in a while, people who have a complaint offer real, tangible options to consider. This happened recently when I received an email titled “You’ve lost a reader.” The woman who wrote this said it … Continue reading

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Angry about the “sickening” deer photos

Managing editor Randy Parker has already written an excellent post about how we handle reader complaints and concerns about all of the dead-deer photos that we publish in the York Daily Record/Sunday News. As Parker states: “[I]n other parts of … Continue reading

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When is a complaint a good thing?

In the last couple of weeks, we have received a handful of complaints about some technical glitches involving our e-edition. That’s the online version of the newspaper itself, the version that is an exact replica of what rolls off the … Continue reading

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Unfair cartoon?

A reader writes about the editorial cartoon by Glenn McCoy published on the Dec. 2 YDR opinion page (shown above): Dear YDR Folks, About Friday’s cartoon:  The Occupy Wall Street movement is a nonviolent movement.  Yet this cartoon shows them … Continue reading

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What’s with the dead deer photos every year?

  I suspect this is a universal complaint filed with newspapers every year — at least in Pennsylvania. If we publish a photo in the newspaper of a deer that was shot and killed by a hunter, chances are great … Continue reading

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Editing the Sandusky story

It’s never easy to write about sex crimes, and it’s even harder when the crimes involve children. How much detail is needed to help readers understand the allegations? How much is too much? If we do this the wrong way, … Continue reading

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Hypocritical?

A letter writer argues a recent YDR editorial urging tea partiers and occupiers to find common ground — and to refrain from bashing each other with stereotypes — was hypocritical because the paper also ran cartoons critical of the occupy … Continue reading

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