Tag Archives: community engagement

Dover vs. West York football: Visit me at the NewsVroom

Here I am as a senior, co-editor of Hershey High School’s newspaper, The Broadcaster. Those were the days, people!

Confession: I didn’t even go to high school football games when I was IN high school.

I didn’t care.

I was that newspaper nerd with a helicopter mom who wasn’t allowed to be out past dark.

I also had like … two friends (who also, by the way, weren’t allowed to be out past dark). I lived life on the edge. Continue reading

Playground play date with Smart Magazine editor April Trotter and I

This is April. She’s a super cool magazine editor.

Remember that time Sarah Chain and I visited Martin Library?

As much as I love books, it’s nice outside. And what better way to solicit story ideas than hang out in the great outdoors?

(OK, not exactly — unless you a playground in Manchester Township, York County, counts.)

Newly crowned Smart Magazine Editor April Trotter and I will be hanging out at Pavilion D near the new playground at Cousler Park Aug. 23 from 9 to noon. Click here to read more. Continue reading

Gettin’ out there: office hours for ideaLab yields story for York Daily Record co-worker

Tell people where you are, and they will come.

On Tuesday, I had a visitor during my ideaLab office hours at Central Market.

It was Sue Diaz, spokeswoman for The Potter’s House, a 300-member Hispanic congregation that’s hoping to buy a historic church in downtown York.

She had corresponded with me earlier that day via the ydr.com Facebook page, where I had posted my location for the morning. Continue reading

Get your book on … with me and YDR books editor Sarah Chain at meet-up Monday

Stop by Martin Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet YDR books editor Sarah Chain and share your ideas for coverage.

So, here’s the deal.

Part of my ideaLab project is to drag other people down with me.

Next week, my victim is York Daily Record/Sunday News books editor and multi-platform features journalist (and my super awesome friend) Sarah Chain. 

I’m coordinating with York County Libraries to hold a meet-up Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Martin library downtown for book lovers and people who have input about ydr.com, the York Daily Record/Sunday News and any of our other bajillion awesome products. Continue reading

Co-worker Sean says: Mobile journalists are basically Roaming Gnomes … or something

My co-worker Sean Adkins compared me to the Roaming Gnome last week. If I could move my office to the above location, all would be right with the world.

Throughout my mobile reporting adventures, I’ve taken pictures of my computer and whatever beverage or snack I’m enjoying on-the-job.

It’s my way of saying, “Hey guys. I’m hanging out here.”

I usually post it on the ydr.com facebook page to let people know where to find me.

As usual, my coworker Sean Adkins was making fun of me the other day.

His love of gnomes runs deep.

So, I wasn’t sure whether it was a compliment or an epic diss when he compared my mobile reporting photo sessions to this little guy here. Continue reading

Looking forward to using ScribbleLive for my ideaLab project

I used ScribbleLive for the first time Friday.

As you recall, CoverItLive announced it would be charging for their program, effective July 1. Continue reading

Logos Academy gets a taste of #boyer101, my super fabulous journalism workshop.

  1. I warned the masses about what might be happening circa 10:30 a.m. #boyer101 is serious stuff. I
  2. laurenboyer
    #boyer101 is starting in a few minutes. Going to teach some Logos Academy kids about #digitalfirst #journalism. One will hijack my Twitter.
    Mon, Jun 11 2012 10:16:57
  3. Then the madness began. I gave two other students iPhones and access to my Boyer The Explorer twitter accounts, @laurenboyer101 and @boyer_101. Follow them for future #boyer101 fun. Continue reading

Keepin’ it classy: Working from the 86-year-old Yorktowne Hotel

The morning started in style.

Don’t get me wrong.

I love a loud, obnoxious, shenanigans-filled ruckus as much as the next reporter.

I love frolicking among York County’s strangest in gas stations, diners and undisclosed locations.

I love it all — just not when I’m trying to meet deadlines.

On Tuesday, I just needed to work — transcribe long recordings, specifically.

And what better place, I figured, than the elegant, 86-year-old historic landmark I had written about a few weeks earlier. Continue reading

THIS IS A TEST: Cover It Live’s new pricing plan has me paranoid

So,  I use Cover It Live A LOT.

Why you charge money nowwwww?

I know I’m late to the party, but what gives?

No warning on the new pricing plan? I sure as heck hope this doesn’t mess with my live chat tomorrow.

I’ll be miffed, you guys.

So I’m testing the chat out here on my blog to see what happens. If I can’t enter as a chatter on the live event, I think I’m in trouble.

(I can find an alternative by next week, but not by tomorrow.)

Let’s see what happens. Continue reading

The #ideaLab office last week: Martin Memorial Library

Here’s the office last Tuesday. Martin Memorial Library in York city.

It’s been a while. Took some vacation recently, and I’m just starting to catch up with all my work.

I figured a library would be the perfect place to do that.

My co-worker and I are working on a long-term project, and I needed to focus.

Exhausted, I rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and walked to Martin Library, just a few blocks from my house, ready to put my ideaLab project in overdrive. Continue reading