Tag Archives: storytelling

My weekend is better than your weekend: A Tout story

ydrtoutersIn an effort to help everyone in the newsroom understand the storytelling potential of Tout, there was a newsroom wide “Tout Your Weekend” contest that ended today.

What is Tout?

It’s a video-sharing platform that allows you to capture 15-second status updates that post through Twitter and Facebook.

It also allows you to pause the video and switch frames, so you don’t have to use an editor. Continue reading


‘Occupy’ movement comes to York, led by ‘spirit fingers’

Originally published on Page A1 of the York Daily Record/Sunday News on Thursday, October 13, 2011.

***Here’s what Sunday editor Scott Blanchard said about this article in his blog, YDR Storytelling: “This piece could have been dry; it’s anything but”

Daily Record/Sunday News

They raised their arms, and wiggled their fingers — their “spirit fingers,” if

Those present at Occupy York's first meeting used jazz hands to show their agreement with decisions being made.© 2011 York Daily Record/Sunday News -- Lauren Boyer

you will.

That’s protester hand-speak for “I agree.”

And with that gesture — coveted by cheerleading squads — the national Occupy Wall Street movement arrived in York Wednesday night, welcomed by more than 50 people gathered in the United Auto Workers hall in West Manchester Township. Continue reading