Category Archives: News coverage

Emmy-winning Jason Plotkin: On the other side of the camera

Jason Plotkin accepts his mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Gettysburg 150 videos. Check out this YDR.com story about this accomplishment.

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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, ydr.com, in 1996, we’ve progressively added such content – formerly also called “chicken dinner news” – in digital form.

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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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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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The story behind our new ‘Picturing History’ series

I started the Picturing History project earlier this year at The Evening Sun in Hanover. The idea behind the project was simple: Try to visually represent the change that has happened in the communities I was covering.

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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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What we are working on: Feb. 18

Here’s our news budget for today’s website and tomorrow’s York Daily Record.

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Storms in York, Pa.: ‘You all have done a great job of covering this snow-and-cold-blasted county’

The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel captured what is certain to be an iconic moment in the storms of 2013-2014. ‘@JamesMcClure someone tweeted me that it reminds them of a beach, which I didn’t see before they mentioned it but it does!’ Paul wrote.

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‘Sometimes this is how you get to work in #yorkpa’

‘Sometimes this is how you get to work in #yorkpa,’ the York, Pa., Daily Record’s Brad Jennings wrote in a Tweet. He was referring to the cross country skis behind the YDR’s Steph Reighart, who made the trek to the office this a.m.

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What we are working on: Feb. 12

Here’s our news budget for today’s website and tomorrow’s York Daily Record.

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