Category Archives: Newsroom conversations

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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‘The Redoubt’ no doubt will aid Gettysburg 150 coverage

The Redoubt is the name coined for the satellite newsroom at Gettysburg Seminary on, yes, Seminary Ridge that four Digital First Media newsrooms will use to cover Gettysburg150. The York Daily Record/Sunday News, Hanover Evening Sun, Chambersburg Public Opinion and Lebanon Daily News will combine staffs in covering the 150th anniversary event in and around Gettysburg. Evening Sun Editor Marc Charisse, who named ‘The Redoubt,’ said that at the end of the first day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg, the remnants of the Iron Brigade constructed a breastworks so named near the satellite newsroom’s seminary site.

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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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What we are working on: April 25

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

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YDR wins a dozen awards in Pennsylvania-wide news competition

York Daily Record/Sunday News staff members won numerous awards in the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors competition.

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The York Daily Record story, as told to a good friend

NOTE: Tonight, I am giving a virtual tour of our newsroom to the Cub Scout pack that my friend’s son is in. We are doing this via Skype on iPad because the boys live in the Philadelphia area. The following … Continue reading

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Norman Schwarzkopf passed away, and York County didn’t have much to say

When former General Norman Schwarzkopf passed away on Dec. 27, it was suggested to me by my boss that I put out a post on the York Daily Record’s Facebook page to see if there were any local Gulf War … Continue reading

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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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Newsroom Conversations: What’s in a name?

Only a journalist has to make decisions like this. Normally, we refer to people by their last names after the first reference. However, in cases such as Kenny G, what do you do? Reporter 1: Do I refer to him … Continue reading

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YNC Fall Festival: A pie-eating, corn-shelling, turkey-crafting good time

Company vice presidents slammed their faces into whipped-cream-covered pies. Corn kernels flew as reporters and advertising reps went wrist-to-wrist in a cob-shelling relay. And it all happened under the watchful eye of a creepy, construction-paper turkey resembling “Twilight’s” Edward Cullen. … Continue reading

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