Tag Archives: rutter’s

The trend story: If it’s happened more than once, it’s obviously sweeping the nation

Photo snapped circa 2 a.m. in a Rutter’s convenience store restroom.

Sometimes, my co-workers suggest I should be the bathroom beat reporter.

Honestly, I can’t help the scatological nature of the things I notice.

First, there was this story, earlier this year.

And, of course, my ever-present fascination with people’s disgusting work habits.

But I hit the mother load recently following a late night jaunt (and I mean really late) through a Rutter’s convenience store. 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

Get gas, stay a while: I take my mobile journalism skills to a York County convenience store

This was my office on  a recent Thursday. That’s my iPad with 3G, a bluetooth keyboard and, most importantly, a cup of Rutter’s’ AMAZING hazelnut creme coffee. Sure beats the beverage options back at the office!

For my ideaLab mobile reporting project, there’s always the usual hangouts.

You’ve got the library. Coffee shops. Central Market.

But that’s where normal people go. And I’m anything but.

So, I set out in search of characters.

And what better place to find York County personalities than a turnstile for weary travelers stopping for a bite to eat or some gas to-go? Continue reading

Using a York County convenience store as my “office” and my first big #ideaLab lesson

I’m a firm believer that when you tell someone you’re going to do something — YOU DO IT.

That’s why this last ideaLab mobile reporting day was a bump in the road.

But it’s OK. Continue reading