Category Archives: News coverage

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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Pulling together ongoing coverage, and putting the news in context

Heroin abuse has been a problem in York County, and a page has been created with news coverage, resources and more about the issue.

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In Pennsylvania, a trauma journalism movement is taking its first steps

Toward the end of the day, Frank Ochberg was thinking out loud: Maybe, he told a group of journalists, we’re starting a trauma journalism movement here in Pennsylvania. More than 20 journalists — from eastern and western Pennsylvania and from … 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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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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