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One woman’s use of Facebook spurs a York fix

Journalists are supposed to be a community’s eyes and ears. But let’s face it, we can’t be everywhere at all times. Thanks to one woman’s post to the Facebook group Fixing York PA, I was able to notify Tom Landis, superintendent of … Continue reading

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Newsroom visit from Dallastown librarian ends in good report card for YDR

A recent visit from the middle school librarian from Dallastown offered an interesting moment of insight for many of us at the York Daily Record. Jen Hendry, through the Educator In The Workplace program, spent three days in the newsroom, … Continue reading

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York Daily Record’s oldest forerunner first published in 1796. Or was it 1795?

The earliest known copy of Die York Gazette is dated May 20, 1796, No. 14. If you back up 14 weeks – assuming weekly publication – that means the German-language newspaper started in early 1796. Longtime Gazette & Daily owner … Continue reading

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The Great Wall at the YDR is becoming greater

A mockup of a formerly off-white wall in the newsroom of the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News. When completed, the ‘York Daily Record’ letters will be 18.25 inches high and 162.5 inches wide. The ‘ydr.com’ letters will measure 13.8 inches … 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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York Daily Record mobile journalists: Where are they?

Use this map to find out where the Daily Record/Sunday News mobile journalists are.

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NewsVroom welcomes a new sponsor

Big thanks to the folks at Beshore and Koller Ford for their strong support of the NewsVroom. As NewsVroom enters its second year of service to York County, Beshore and Koller Ford has signed on as a proud sponsor of … Continue reading

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NewsVroom wins First Place trophy in York Halloween Parade

  York’s 2012 parade had a theme of Health & Fitness and participants were asked to avoid candy and focus on serious stuff. The NewsVroom team opted for silly. We dressed as people who were exercising when the Zombie Apocalypse … Continue reading

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How does the York Daily Record decide how to refer to a transgender person?

Readers have been asking why the York Daily Record refers to a transgender student at Red Lion Area Senior High School as “he,” and by the name Issak Oliver Wolfe, rather than as “she” and the name Sierra Stambaugh.

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York Sunday News front page for April 21, 2013

York Sunday News front page for April 21, 2013

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