Category Archives: News coverage

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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A brief story about two front pages and two venerable York, Pa., families

This Gazette and Daily front page tells about the first York countian to become Pennsylvania’s governor – George Leader. YDR journalists get their story ideas from a lot of places. A copy of the 1954 front page with news about … 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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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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What are the boundaries of “downtown York”?

From time to time, this question comes up in the newsroom: What is “downtown York”?

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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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The new way (News & Brews) and the old (How to Get it Published) – we enjoy meeting the public

The York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News meets the public in many ways. Here’s a new one. The YDR’s News & Brews event last week was akin to speed dating. Sources met with our journalists for a brief period, and then … Continue reading

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No Sweat in the Park season opener: About 100 turn out for yoga on YDR’s lawn

We’re at the community stand today in @CentralMktYork telling people about our free fitness classes. Come say hello! pic.twitter.com/qV0eFVNRi0 — No Sweat, York (@NoSweatYork) May 2, 2015  To get a bunch of participants for No Sweat in the Park, it … Continue reading

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