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YDR welcomes a new class of journalists, leaders

There’s a lot of talk these days about journalism training, and how some journalists say they’re not getting enough. We’re trying to make sure that’s not the case here. A group of our newest employees just finished YDRU, a big-picture course … Continue reading

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How an auction has carved a big slice of office life at the York Daily Record

York, Pa., Daily Record auction items awaiting a bidder. The YDR receives all kinds of things to review – books, photographs, CDs. That’s just to name a few. So what do we do with these freebies, whether we review them … Continue reading

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Mark Twain on life in the newsroom

My favorite fictionalized account of life in a newsroom comes from a a little satirical Mark Twain piece called “Journalism in Tennessee.” In it, Twain plays a young, naive reporter who secures employment at The Morning Glory and Johnson County War Whoop … Continue reading

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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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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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Selling papers a form of bias?

My recent posts about journalistic bias provoked a fair amount of response, including several who commented that media is biased in favor of selling papers — or more likely these days, moving the needle that tracks online readers. I think … Continue reading

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Bias in the eye of the beholder

Discussion of the coverage of Ferguson provoked a number of comments on my Facebook page  regarding media bias, and while I have to agree there is “bias” in reporting, it’s usually not the kind people mean when they use the … Continue reading

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The challenge of Ferguson

  A recent Rasmussen survey on Ferguson and its coverage poses a real challenge for those of us in the “mainstream” media. According to the survey earlier this month, a majority of those surveyed think the media would have been … Continue reading

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Should Foley video be shown?

It’s a discussion no one really wants to have, about a video no one really wants to watch. But of course we had to talk about the graphic murder — I hesitate to dignify such barbarity with the word execution … Continue reading

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If the media is a mirror, then what does it reflect?

I have always believed that if readers could be flies on the newsroom wall, most would come away with a higher opinion of journalism. They would see we talk about ethics, fairness and the best way to alert and inform … Continue reading

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