A very hipster-y photo I took of myself pointing at the animal poop truck at the York Fair. Jason Plotkin is standing over the pile, hoping to get a photo of someone dumping a wheelbarrow of crap.
It’s York Fair time, and I have a confession to make.
It pains me to cover annual events without some sort of twisted, scatalogical or bizarre angle being involved.
I develop total ADHD. I get bored. I need a challenge.
I mean, how many times can we
seriously cover people eating greasy food while riding rides and petting cows? Continue reading
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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)
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
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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
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The Affordable Care Act, upheld by the Supreme Court on Thursday, is confusing to say the least.
So, I figured it might be fun times to try and hold a live chat.
(I’ve decided to discontinue the weekly live chats, I think, and focus them on timely, current events as they happen.)
This was the perfect opportunity.
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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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