Tag Archives: Digital First Media

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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It’s DFMie time and the winner is … York Daily Record and Denver Post tie with four each

Jason Plotkin, Digital First Media’s Journalist of the Year for Mid-Sized Dailies. Will his Superman abilities be enough to gain top prize as DFM’s overall Journalist of the Year? My note to our staff, edited and excerpted, after we learned … Continue reading

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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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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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Newtown coverage highlighted on Inside Thunderdome blog

Check out this post by Steve Buttry on Digital First Media’s Inside Thunderdome blog about DFM’s extensive coverage of the Sandy Hook school massacre.

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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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Digital First Media journalists in Newtown write about their experiences

York Daily Record staffers Lauren Boyer, Chris Dunn, John Hilton, Rebecca LeFever and Brandie Kessler have spent time over the past week helping the New Haven Register, a sister paper to the YDR, cover the school shooting.

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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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York Daily Record front page for Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

Other highlights from Monday’s newspaper: World Trade Center Memorial comes at steep price Frank Bodani: Penn State’s 2-0 record can help the rebuilding project Hot dogs running at the fair

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The Mobile Media Lab has become NewsVroom

Here is the latest on the Mobile Media Lab project in York: We have a name We have most of the equipment in hand or ordered We have an aggressive schedule through September We are launching a promotional campaign We … Continue reading

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