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The York Daily Record story, as told to a good friend

NOTE: Tonight, I am giving a virtual tour of our newsroom to the Cub Scout pack that my friend’s son is in. We are doing this via Skype on iPad because the boys live in the Philadelphia area. The following … 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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Ydr.com offers free access to online Sandy coverage

Normally there’s a charge for online content, but the York Daily Record has made Frankenstorm coverage free

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Newsroom culture of excellence, foundational document No. 10: Understanding digits in the digital world

This graphs shows growth of our Facebook audience from four counties – York, Adams, Franklin and Lebanon – and beyond. Many journalists will tell you that math wasn’t their best subject. In fact, some will say they got into journalism … Continue reading

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Grump: Thanks for listening about paying for access to online stories, photos

‘Grump’ is part of his email address, but he’s anything but. He’s been active in the community forever and a hands-on enthusiast of York County history. So I winced a bit in reading his email:

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Conversations about paywalls – and Uncle Billy

Email from long-time subscriber:  “Why do I have to pay to read YDR online when I am on vacation?” My response (in part):  “The short answer is that there is a cost for us to provide the stories and photos … Continue reading

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York reader’s paywall perspective sparks subscription debate

A terrific dialogue has ensued in a recent post I made here at the YDR Insider. It’s exactly the type of conversation we were looking for when we launched this blog site. I shared an email exchange I had with … Continue reading

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Hanover editor assesses Eveningsun.com paywall

A couple of posts about the paywall – the online subscriptions – charged for ydr.com and associated sites have generated long threads of comments. That good. We welcome the dialogue. (Check out the comments on: A reader offers ydr.com advice … Continue reading

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A reader offers ydr.com advice on the paywall

Sometimes people just complain. But once in a while, people who have a complaint offer real, tangible options to consider. This happened recently when I received an email titled “You’ve lost a reader.” The woman who wrote this said it … Continue reading

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When is a complaint a good thing?

In the last couple of weeks, we have received a handful of complaints about some technical glitches involving our e-edition. That’s the online version of the newspaper itself, the version that is an exact replica of what rolls off the … Continue reading

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