Today started like this and ended with a punch in my car.
This morning was lovely.
I had a pleasant walk from my house to the OffCenter Grill at the Yorktowne Hotel, where I planned to sip coffee and put the finishing touches on a story for the business page.
On the walk home, I stopped at the market and ran into
Nuts About Granola employee Kenny Brown, who recommends a piano bar in this oh-so-awesome video I made at my last mobile reporting at the venue.
I bought some fresh vegetables. I went home and ate lunch.
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For all you Pennsylvanians in the audience, this is where Colorado is located.
Check out this super sweet shout out from
Aimee Heckel, reporter at the Boulder Daily Camera in Colorado.
We’re both sort of working toward the same goal: Being mojo-tastic.
If you haven’t, you should check out her blog,
Modern Lois Lane.
We are both members of Digital First Media’s ideaLab, “an elite pack of journalists across the country who dream big, play hard and shape the future of this crazy industry,” according to Aimee.
A few weeks ago, I spent some time at York County School of Technology for a story about welding that’s going to print this Sunday.
I hung out in the shop and YDR photographer Jason Plotkin made this video of me trying my hand at the trade and wearing oh-so-chic safety garb.
It really captures my personality, I think.
As an added bonus, the beginning showcases that
awesome intro I wrote about last week.
Welding: It’s not as easy as it looks.
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I’ve been doing lots of lighthearted videos lately,
like this one about the ‘search for swag’ — freebies at the county’s business expo.
Many of them come out of things I see while out and about for my
ideaLab mobile reporting project.
Photographer Jason Plotkin had recently made a video intro for another reporter and offered to do the same for me.
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A few months ago, Sunday Editor Scott Blanchard had this idea to make me the
York Daily Record‘s Jeanne Moos, starring in news video spoofs like this one, for example.
At first, I didn’t know who she was.
(I don’t really watch TV. True story.)
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