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York, Pa.
Sunday Editor — York Daily Record
Covers:  local politics, narrative writing, long-form features, investigative reporting, general news, local government, open government, open records

Sunday editor @ydrcom. 2013 Ochberg Fellow. Fan of storytelling and journalism with context. I try to know what I don't know.

Scott Blanchard's Biography

I'm a veteran editor who believes in coaching reporters to do the best work of their careers. My track record includes leading high-impact investigative reporting, enterprise work, explanatory journalism and narrative writing. My goal is to help produce thoughtful, contextual journalism that doesn't scream at you, but rather invites you in and offers you something you might not have known.

I was a 2013 Ochberg Fellow at the ...

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Risky business: Court judgments aside, York County developer says of $15B Alabama project: 'It's ...

Risky business: Court judgments aside, York County developer says of $15B Alabama project: 'It's ...

Mimi Award -- honorable mention

2013 - Editing/leadership
Named in memory of Providence Journal editor Mimi Burkhardt, The Mimi Award, presented by the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism, recognizes editors who demonstrate the highest attention to ethics and compassion in telling the stories of victims.

What was your first job as a journalist?

Sports writer at the Harrisonburg (Va.) Daily News-Record.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

You have an opportunity and a responsibility to do independent, thoughtful journalism that offers insight and enrichment to your community.

If you’re a soda vendor at a newspaper, your notes will be copyedited

yorkblog.com — Exhibit A: Sunday editor at the York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. This entry was posted in Behind the scenes and tagged behind the scenes, Office life. Bookmark the permalink.

Introducing the 2014 Ochberg Fellows

dartcenter.org — The Dart Center has announced the recipients of the 2014 Ochberg Fellowships, a program to deepen journalists' reporting of violence, conflict and tragedy. This year's Fellows include outstanding senior and mid-career journalists in all media, representing eight nations and five continents.

Introducing the 2014 Dart Center Ochberg Fellows

dartcenter.org — The Dart Center has announced the recipients of the 2014 Ochberg Fellowships, a program to deepen journalists' reporting of violence, conflict and tragedy. This year's Fellows include outstanding senior and mid-career journalists in all media, representing eight nations and five continents.

A Red Sox fan’s personal timeline of Derek Jeter’s career

medium.com — 1996: Whatever. 1997-98: Nomar's better. Way better. 1999-2003: Solid hatred, with periods of intense loathing. 2004-2007: Waning hatred, grudging acceptance: The guy's pretty good. All right, very good. Well above average. With some clutch in him. That's as far as I go. 2008-2011: He's still around? Geez.

Folmer: Medical marijuana ‘good for humanity’

yorkblog.com — Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon, who will be the state senator for parts of northern York County after redistricting lines take effect later this year, spoke with the York Daily Record's Editorial Board Tuesday afternoon on why he hopes to see medical marijuana legal in the commonwealth.

Brain science and journalism

ydr.com — The fire started in the kitchen, and the family had to get out - except the dog kept running back into the house. So the 16-year-old girl, who had gotten her brothers and sisters to safety, went back too. She got smoke in her lungs, but she saved the dog.

Pa. Gov. Corbett: "...we aren't done yet!"

storify.com — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, who ran unopposed for the Republican nomination to run for a second term, spoke Tuesday night shortly after it became apparent that Democrats had chosen Tom Wolf to run against him in November.

Pa. Democratic gubernatorial primary on Saturday: Campaign hits next-to-last weekend

storify.com — The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News endorses Wolf; the Philadelphia Inquirer reports on how York has changed since the 1969 race riots; pundits say polling numbers make it Wolf's nomination to lose on May 20.

Red Lion Area High School board meeting, Feb. 20

storify.com — Student Adrianna Clinton live-tweeted tonight's board meeting. Here's what happened:

Gov. Corbett’s full speech on proposed budget

yorkblog.com — Here's Gov. Tom Corbett's full budget speech. His office notes that it is "as prepared for delivery," so there may be slight differences from what he actually says this morning.
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Nov 26, 2014

@SMartin_ @JamesMcClure awesome. Now if someone will look around and wonder aloud that there don't seem to be any sandwiches for lunch...

Nov 24, 2014

Guy live-streaming in #Ferguson as police meet demonstrators, repeatedly fire tear gas: 'oh my Lord. oh my Lord.' ustream.tv/channel/bassem…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @AndreaWoo: Everyone who aspired to write the greatest headline ever can give up now. pic.twitter.com/LNsIQorxHH

Nov 24, 2014

RT @AP: BREAKING: Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump: Ferguson grand jury announcement coming Monday evening

Nov 21, 2014

Who's Pa.'s richest rep. in Congress? (Clue: Not @RepScottPerry. He's a bit lower on the list of 538). buff.ly/1AtB3Rd via @rollcall

Nov 21, 2014

Good. RT @donaldrwinslow: BREAKING: Court Orders Ferguson Cops To Not Interfere With Photographing/Recording nppa.org/node/68271

Nov 21, 2014

RT @I_M_BrandieK: 76 suicides in York County this year means lots of family &friends who need support. Where to get it: http://t.co/gAz1Agc…

Nov 21, 2014

Overhyped scary news stories: "...context matters, as Information Is Beautiful explained." vox.com/health-care/20… pic.twitter.com/5OGY0IW9Nl

Nov 20, 2014

Powerful piece by @tanehisicoates on what he wrote -- and didn't -- about Cosby rape allegations in 2008. theatlantic.com/entertainment/…



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