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Sports reporters turn cameras on themselves, spice up media days

Amid dueling football media days on Thursday, two Daily Record/Sunday News sports reporters found ways to get players to open up by turning the cameras on themselves.

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Get an inside look at YDR’s planning for Sandusky trial coverage and tell us how we’re doing

Preparing for coverage of a major event like the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial takes a lot of planning. See what we came up with and let us know how we’re doing.

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Staff Q&As: Meet sports reporter Frank Bodani

To help you get to know our newsroom staff a bit better, a series of question-and-answer posts with each journalist will run on Mondays. This morning, meet sports reporter Frank Bodani. You probably recognize him from all things Penn State: … Continue reading

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High school band day at PSU, 1967

As I was thinking and talking about Joe Paterno’s death this week, I remembered my first Penn State football game, High School Band Day in 1967. I’m one of the dots at the top of the ‘U’ in this photo … Continue reading

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More than just following a Penn State football player’s fight with ALS

It’s still pretty startling when I think about it a few weeks later. Steve Smith looked up from the hospital bed in his house and smiled. He cracked jokes through a voice-activated computer system. He switched TV channels moving only … Continue reading

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Trying to find football in the land of JFK, mariachis and dancing on chairs

We’re on our third day here and it seems like a week, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing when you’re talking about Dallas and covering Penn State in the legendary TicketCity Bowl. We’ve already spent an afternoon with former … Continue reading

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How do you cover a Penn State game like no other? A look behind the scenes

The first Penn State football game in the post-Joe Paterno era arrived in a way no one thought it would. That meant we had to carefully plan our staffing and coverage. Here’s a look at how we planned, and what … Continue reading

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Editing the Sandusky story

It’s never easy to write about sex crimes, and it’s even harder when the crimes involve children. How much detail is needed to help readers understand the allegations? How much is too much? If we do this the wrong way, … Continue reading

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Penn State travel tales: Pickup basketball vs. Jay Paterno

We love Penn State night games on the road, mostly for the pickup basketball opportunities afforded to the beat reporters (most of us now soaring into middle age). And today in the Chicago suburbs — before Penn State’s game against … Continue reading

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