Monthly Archives: June 2012

Today in mobile reporting news: Someone punched my car

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. Continue reading


Backatcha, fellow ideaLabber Modern Lois Lane!

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. 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

More from #boyer101 with Logos Academy at York Daily Record

This is my favorite slide from my presentation I did for Logos Academy on my Digital First Media #ideaLab project.  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

#Weldinglikeajournalist: York County Technical School teacher Joshua Seitzer shows me how it’s done

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.

Journalistic branding: A personal intro to my York Daily Record videos

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. Continue reading