York Daily Record-Sunday News/
East Region Editor
Digital First Media/
1891 Loucks Road
York, PA 17408
Direct number: 717-771-2011
Author of seven books on York County history:*
- “Never to be Forgotten.”
- “Nine Months in York Town”
- “Almost Forgotten”
- “East of Gettysburg”
- “In the Thick of the Fight”
- “Civil War Voices from York County” (with Scott L. Mingus)
- “Echoing Still: More Civil War Voices from York County” (with Scott L. Mingus)
*For sale at www.yorkheritage.org
As chairman of the York County Heritage Trust’s Publications Committee, I help edit the Trust’s annual scholarly publication, “The Journal of York Heritage”, and other Trust publications, for example, Mary Hamilton’s “Rising From The Wilderness.”
I also served as general editor of the three-volume “250th Chronicles,” published in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of York County in 1999.
I have been editor of the York Daily Record/York Sunday News and associated digital products since May 2004. Before that, I was the managing editor of the York Daily Record for 15 years. In 2012, I was named East Region Editor for the YDR’s parent Digital First Media, with oversight for 24 daily newsrooms and 50 or more weeklies. In that capacity, I was a senior editor on DFM on-site teams that covered the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., and the Boston Marathon bombing.
I am the author or coauthor of seven books on York County history — “Never to be Forgotten, A Year-By-Year Look at York County’s Past,” “Nine Months in York Town, American Revolutionaries Labor on Pennsylvania’s Frontier,” “Almost Forgotten, A Glimpse at Black History in York County, Pa.,” “East of Gettysburg, A Gray Shadow Crosses York County, Pa.” and ” “In the Thick of the Fight, York County, Pa., Counters the Axis Threat in WWII.” I co-authored “Civil War Voices From York County” and “Echoing Still: More Civil War Voices from York County.”
I write daily entries, or posts, in my York County journalism/history blog, York Town Square.
I hold a master’s degree in American Studies from Penn State Harrisburg, where my research focus was on York County journalism history.
I am past president of Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors and past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors.
He received the Pennsylvania Newspaper Foundation’s John Fisher Internet Vision Award in 2010 and headed two York Daily Record/Sunday News journalism/history teams that received PNA Foundation Public Service Awards for coverage of race/civil rights issues in York County. For a list of honors received by the York Daily Record/Sunday News, see: Major awards.
I present, at no charge, on history or journalism topics to community, education and journalistic groups. I have a heavy speaking schedule, so please schedule as far in advance as possible. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna Mandl at email@example.com.
- Famous faces in York Town when Continental Congress visited in 1777-78
- Civil War Voices in York County
- World War II: Its impact on York County
- Famous women in York County’s past
- The contributions York County’s black fighting men in American wars
- York County’s one-room schools explained
- William C. Goodridge and the Underground Railroad in York County
- The Murals of York County explored
- Basic tools for exploring York County history
- Presidential visits to York County
- Penn Park’s place in York City history
- Our past, Our present, Our future – Civil rights in York County
Pennsylvania Newspaper Foundation John Fisher Internet Vision Award in 2010 and two PNA Foundation Public Service Awards for heading York Daily Record/Sunday News journalism/history teams covering race/civil rights issues in York County.
Q & A
For a short interview on the YDR Insider blog, visit: Staff Q&As: Meet Editor James McClure.