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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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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?


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.

Dart, Digital First Media’s Northeast Properties Kick Off Peer Support Program — Nine more journalists joined Digital First Media's peer-support efforts at a seminar June 3 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, led by Dart's Bruce Shapiro and Elana Newman. The seminar came a few weeks after a s imilar workshop at the York Daily Record attended by 15 journalists from DFM's Pennsylvania properties.

Conewago Creek contaminants expected to hit Susquehanna River — Nitrates flowed into the Conewago Creek in runoff from a fertilizer-plant fire Monday near Hanover. Thousands of fish have died, and officials advise against using the creek for recreational purposes. This morning, the fouled water was expected to meet the Susquehanna River.

Finals week at York College: Reading Day means ... what exactly? — Students in my media writing class at York College fanned out on campus to find out what their colleagues would really be doing this Friday on Reading Day -- the day after the last day of classes, by design a day to study for finals.

YDR staffers use new video to focus on trauma journalism challenges — When I read a blog post from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma about a new video called "Getting it Right: Ethical Reporting on Traumatized People," the words of Roger Membrey, an Australian man whose daughter had been murdered, hit me squarely: "Look, we are not a commodity.

Dart, Digital First Media Collaborate on Peer Support Program — About a year ago, the Dart Center partnered with Digital First Media and set something in motion: An effort at a company-wide peer-support program for journalists who cover stories of trauma and conflict. Last week, the York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News and DFM unveiled peer-support guidelines and formally began building the program.

Trauma journalism: YDR, Digital First Media embrace peer-support effort at kickoff seminar — Right now, the idea of a peer-support program for journalists who cover stories of trauma is something new and different for the YDR and for Digital First Media newsrooms in Pennsylvania. But we hope that, in time, it becomes second nature - like deciding on the best photos from a shoot, or tweeting breaking news, or planning for coverage of a major news event.

Dart Asia Pacific Announces 2015 Fellows — Please join us in congratulating the 2015 Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellows, who will convene May 10-15 in Hong Kong for a week of seminars, briefings and peer-to-peer discussions. Reporting responsibly and credibly on violence and traumatic events - on street crime, family violence, natural disasters and accidents, civil unrest, war and genocide - are among the greatest challenges facing journalists around the world today.

Trauma experts help YDR, Digital First Media kick off peer support program for journalists — Thursday is a big day for us. We'll be hosting several colleagues from Digital First Media's Pennsylvania newsrooms, as well as a few of our own YDR staffers, to kick off our trauma journalism peer-support program.

Montgomery County shooting: Extraordinary story calls for focus on trauma journalism — When a Montgomery County man killed six members of his family and became the subject of a manhunt last December, Digital First Media's properties in the area put all the resources they could on the story.

YDR welcomes a new class of journalists, leaders — There's a lot of talk these days about journalism training, and how some journalists say they're not getting enough. We're trying to make sure that's not the case here. A group of our newest employees just finished YDRU, a big-picture course on the YDR's history and culture that serves to welcome new staffers, teach them, and motivate them to do great journalism and become leaders in our newsroom.
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Jun 22, 2015

One of my favorite places. Tiny space in which you could easily lose an hour or more.

Jun 18, 2015

Thoughtful ideas from @mattderienzo. // Opinion: Journalism companies are dead. Long live journalists. | Poynter.

Jun 15, 2015

The right to have your ale served in a standard measure 'throughout the kingdom,' indeed.…

Jun 15, 2015

RT @FlintMcColgan: The @ydrcom fact check on public vs. private benefit rates is generating quite a response on Facebook. Join in!…

Jun 14, 2015

RT @dabeard: How a printer's errant period after "pursuit of happiness" changed the meaning of the Declaration of Independence.…

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