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Long ago, typewriters became museum items in York Daily Record’s newsroom

‘Will Someone give @ydrcom journalist @ChinskiTweets a bigger desk? He needs more monitor space! #partylikeajournalist,’ the York, Pa., Daily Record said in a tweet about colleague Anthony Machcinski. This scene gives a sense of the importance of technology in the news gathering process. The only typewriters around at the YDR are on exhibit in an office.

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Reflecting on J.W. Gitt’s Gazette and Daily and journalism in York, Pa.

J.W. Gitt owned The Gazette and Daily in York, Pa., for 55 years. His left-leaning tabloid is remembered today for its against-the-grain look at conservative-to-moderate York County, Pa., particularly in the post-World War II era through his closure of the … Continue reading

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Two newspaper artists documented York County life 50 years ago

Walt Partymiller was best known around York as a newspaper cartoonist. His work appeared on the front page of J.W. Gitt’s Gazette & Daily from the post World War II era to the mid-1970s. He also painted landscapes, as this … Continue reading

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5 ways to read the first draft of York County’s snowy, icy history right now

A pica pole marks the spot in a snowstorm. This represents a new role for an old rule. The metal ruler was part of the stuff most newspaper journalists had in and around their desks in the pre-computer days when you did page production manually. Some are still around the YDR newsroom, obviously, but they’re largely unused. Largely. That is, except when deployed in the measuring of snow.

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Giving York County news, sports junkies their due, Part III

The look and feel of ydr.com, the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News’ flagship website, will change next week, something that has happened every three years or so since the site was introduced in 1996. The immediate posting of local news and events from all over the world comes in contrast with the posting of scores and other news on the front the Gazette & Daily’s East King Street building in York.

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York Daily Record/Sunday News to don different, more contemporary dress

For years, The Gazette and Daily of York, Pa., offered an annual calendar. Here, the calendar for 1943 offers a last look at Indian Rock area before the flood control dam went in. By the time the calendar came out, the dam was up offering a modicum of flood protection. Much as changed in the 70 years since this calendar was issued. The newspaper became a tab that year, to save newsprint in World War II. It’s not a broadsheet. And its name has changed. It’s now the York Daily Record. In about two months, the York Daily Record/Sunday News will get a new look as will its ydr.com flagship website.

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Obscure York hallway features famous newspaper front pages: Linked in to history, Dec. 6, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com covers links to historic newspaper front pages, Der Belsnickel and Rob Evans art

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York County weather forecasts before, during and after Tropical Storm Agnes’ wrath

The daily newspaper forecasts surrounding the tropical storm were a bit understated.

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Nine publishers have sat in top chair at York Daily Record/The Gazette and Daily in past 100 years

During the Snowpocalypse in February 2010, the York Daily Record/Sunday News did not follow its customary digital first strategy. In fact, it was digital only. With no power at its company offices, the York Daily Record/Sunday News newsroom staff gathered … Continue reading

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World War II paper shortages prompted change in York, Pa., newspaper size and format

The Gazette and Daily of York, Pa., started in World War II as a broadsheet, a full-sized newspaper. It exited the war as a tab or tabloid size (see image below.) Wartime newsprint shortages prompted the change. A present-day reader … Continue reading

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