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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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Still for sale

Post by Jason Plotkin It was a great start. So far this week, the photojournalists from the York Daily Record and Hanover Evening Sun have sold six images from the gallery show with 100% of the proceeds going to Olivia’s … Continue reading

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Journalists: Be humble, be learners, work hard. You don’t have to be an expert at the beginning

When your newsroom wins a prestigious Keystone Press Award, like the John V. Bull Award for freedom of information work, you’re asked to say a few words at the annual awards banquet, attended by several hundred journalists from across the … Continue reading

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Using a childhood loss to help others

Post by Jason Plotkin She was face down on the floor. My grandmother had fallen out of bed in the middle of the night. This had been happening so often at the time that she and I would even joke … Continue reading

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What does York County want?

Tuesday afternoon, we asked York County on our Facebook page, “FILL IN THE BLANK: I wish York County had _____.” The commenters by Wednesday morning totaled slightly more than 500. According to Facebook’s analytics, the post reached more than 29,000. … Continue reading

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Monday, Jan. 20 news budget

Here’s a look at our news budget at this hour for tomorrow’s paper. It also reflects much of what you’ll see on our website during the day. Our budgets can and often will change a lot between now and tonight: … Continue reading

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Homeless woman, in bitter cold, returns kind gesture with unexpected concern

Post by Jason Plotkin She practically begged me not to take her photo. “They’ll beat me up and take my spot,” she said to me. The woman was tiny and looked older than I’m sure she was. She was wrapped … Continue reading

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Monday, Dec. 30 news budget

Here’s a look at our news budget at this hour for tomorrow’s paper. It also reflects much of what you’ll see on our website during the day. Our budgets can and often will change a lot between now and tonight: … Continue reading

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