Category Archives: Policies

YorkCounts charter school proposal discussed

YorkCounts leaders Eric Menzer and Loren Kroh visited the York Daily Record/Sunday News editorial board to discuss the group’s proposal to convert York’s public schools to charter schools.

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Why The Associated Press remains the York Daily Record gold standard for calling an election

In a few hours, I hope and expect, The Associated Press will tell us who they have projected to win the 2012 presidential election. They will try to be the first in the nation to report this, but so will … Continue reading

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With crisis of Hurricane Sandy subsiding in York, it’s back to normal at ydr.com

As Hurricane Sandy made its turn toward the Northeast, editors at the York Daily Record/Sunday News wanted to ensure that everyone would have unfettered access to the information we would produce on this dangerous event. Normally, we require readers to … Continue reading

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Photoshop is not the answer

My mom — and dad, and brothers, and boyfriend — has noted that I’m a pretty black-and-white person. I’d like to think that my being an active participant in classroom discussions in various philosophy and epistemology courses in high school … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Kara Eberle and hello to Samantha Dellinger on the YDR editorial board

This June 26 post by Scott Fisher focuses on departing York Daily Record Editorial Board member Kara Eberle and new board member Samantha Dellinger.

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Newsroom culture of excellence, foundational document No. 1: A clear mission statement

The York Daily Record/Sunday News/York Newspaper Co. mission statement has been in place for about five years – and has held up well. An interdepartmental team at the YDR/YSN/YNC met at Shank’s Mare’s second-story meeting room overlooking the Susquehanna River … 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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