Category Archives: Boyer101

#Boyer101 invades Martin Library for the Youth Empowerment Summit

On Thursday, I had a special treat.

Some of my last group learning about journalism, and why it's fun and everyone should do it, obviously.

Some of my last group learning about journalism, and why it’s fun and everyone should do it, obviously.

I had the pleasure of speaking with two groups of  young people at Martin Library for the annual Youth Empowerment Summit.

Sponsored by the Harley-Davidson Foundation, the event connects students from the York Homeschool Association and 12 school districts with local professionals and artisans.

I got to speak about journalism, which is pretty rad.

I thought about bringing the NewsVroom van, but ultimately decided against it. I can’t parallel park my own car, let alone a gigantic creeper van. Continue reading


Teaching digital journalism: I pose as Mayor Boyer of Shiloh for a lesson in live tweeting press conferences

Co-journalist-in-crime Brittany Wilson and I pose for a picture in front of a ScribbleLive of @TheNewsVroom tweets we used to illustrate live blogging during the fake presser.

Co-journalist-in-crime Brittany Wilson and I pose for a picture with the class in front of a ScribbleLive of @TheNewsVroom tweets we used to illustrate live blogging during the fake presser.

Things got a little wild Thursday (as they often do when the York Daily Record allows me to be involved in anything).

The plan: Drive the NewsVroom to Central York High School and teach two journalism classes about the joys of journalizing and using social media.

This included a fake press conference with a fake press release featuring yours truly, the ‘Mayor of Shiloh,’ denying allegations that she embezzled city funds to build a half-size replica of Hershey Park in her backyard.

You can read that jawn here. Continue reading

NewsVrooming with the Girl Scouts at Dover Area Community Library

So, last night was super fun.

I joined co-workers Brittany Wilson and Sarah Chain to kickoff the NewsVroom’s yearlong initiative of visiting York County libraries.

We traveled to Dover Area Community Library, where I had the opportunity to present my ideaLab project to Girl Scout Troop #20195.

Before a mock press conference, I discussed basic apps (QuickVoice, iMovie, Notability, 360Pano, etc.) and I got to play this video of this old man with his funny cane.

The best part: One of the girls recommended I go set up my “office” at Chuck-E-Cheese.

Loves it.

Here are some photos from the event:


I had to drive the NewsVroom van, because — let’s be honest — everyone else was scared to.

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Meet Haley, my high school journalism job shadow from Spring Grove Area High School

I had a newsroom buddy today. Meet Haley Staub, 16, of Spring Grove aka @tarhelgrl50 on Twitter.

Well, today was tons of fun. (So was Friday, and the pie party, but I’ll get to that in another post.)

A Spring Grove Area High School junior from our Teen Takeover staff hung out with me all day for part of her graduation project.

She decided to shadow me after attending my #boyer101 session earlier this year. My presentation, apparently, hadn’t scared her off.

Here’s how the day went down: Continue reading

Taking a spin in the York Daily Record/Sunday News NewsVroom and VISIT ME AT THE YORK FAIR!

On Labor Day, I had drive around in the NewsVroom, a van designed to deliver a hands-on media/news experience for the people of York County.

Have I mentioned I’m the world’s worst driver? 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