Category Archives: Social media

Don’t blame the media for rumors run wild

This time last week, I was sitting in the newsroom trying to make sense out of the news of the state trooper slaying in northeast Pennsylvania. Or maybe I should say lack of news. The online world was full of … Continue reading

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Job opportunity: Join breaking news desk at York Daily Record

Here at the York Daily Record/Sunday News, we’re looking to hire a couple of positions, including on our breaking news desk. I recently took over as Breaking News Editor, and hiring is one my first and most important tasks. I’ve … Continue reading

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Covering a Central Pa. ice storm: A new role for an old rule

A pica pole marks the spot in aCentral Pa. snowstorm. This represents a new role for an old rule.

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Tout secrets of success by @TedCzechYDR

Police reporter Ted Czech garnered 5,826 views on his Touts from the first week in September — No. 1 for all of Digital First Media Touts. What are his secrets of success?

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Heading to YorkFest in downtown York

Are you planning to go to YorkFest on Aug. 24 and 25? Look for The NewsVroom van. We are parked near the rail trail and Market Street. We are the big bright van.  You can’t miss us. Follow along with … Continue reading

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The Redoubt, indeed, aided Gettysburg 150 coverage. No doubt

York,Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Jason Plotkin’s Gettysburg 150 photograph received more than 500 YDR Facebook likes. Here was the FB question: “Re-enactor Patrick McCarthy gets down on one knee as he asks his girlfriend Anna Jennings to marry him at the Gettysburg 150th celebration today. Wanna guess what she said?” This photo was part of the work produced by more than 40 Digital First Media journalists covering the Battle of Gettysburg’s 150th anniversary.

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On the other side of the interview

This Father’s Day, Kate Harmon played the role of story subject instead of writer. And while it gave her perspective in what people experience in Daily Record stories, she thinks she’d like to stay behind the notebook.

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Reporting from Boston: City recovers from terror, bombings and shoot outs

It wasn’t until Dorchester resident John Spadaccini started crying that I began to understand the reason I had to come to Boston.

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Talking about social media at High School Journalism Workshop

Social media was a topic during a high school workshop breakout session.

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Staff Q&As: Meet editorial assistant Susan Mafnas

Meet York Daily Record/Sunday News editorial assistant Susan Mafnas in this March 11, 2013, staff Q&A.

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