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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.

YDR welcomes a new class of journalists, leaders

yorkblog.com — 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.

What really happens on Reading Day at York College?

storify.com — On York College's academic calendar, the day after the last day of classes and before finals start (Dec. 10 this year) is called "Reading Day." That's no subtle message. But I'm thinking students might find other things to do. So I asked my media-writing class students to hit campus and find out.

A Thanksgiving tale: Why Central Pa. should make peace with glazed bacon and The New York Times

medium.com — It was an unexpected gift: The New York Times, in its state-by-state breakdown of Thanksgiving recipes that "evoke each of the 50 states," chose a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe that promised to be edible: Glazed bacon. Glazed bacon. Just say it. Think about it. Think about tasting it. (Watch it ...you're drooling.)

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.
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Dec 19, 2014

@katesharmon @FlintMcColgan he might have a few more stashed somewhere. you could ask.

Dec 19, 2014

.@katesharmon I just enjoyed putting @FlintMcColgan 's 4,376 links into his story for Sunday. Thought you should know.

Dec 18, 2014

You can read the lawsuit that Todd Shultz's estate filed against Springetts police related to his shooting death. ydr.com/crime/ci_27160…

Dec 17, 2014

MT @JimSeip: With Cuba-US relations in news, look back at what Atlantic League eyed in '12 -- placing a team in Cuba: ydr.com/ci_21766863/at…

Dec 16, 2014

Read the report: ydr.com/local/ci_27146… RT @ydrcom: York County House members have issued a statement on the school consolidation study.

Dec 16, 2014

york co. state House members' report -> RT @edmahonreporter: "...costs associated with (school) consolidation outweigh potential savings."

Dec 16, 2014

RT @DartCenter: Journalists: Application open for 2015 #DartAwards for excellence in coverage of violence & trauma: bit.ly/12IXPGZ

Dec 15, 2014

Fascinating thread from @JoyceCarolOates: 'fallacy of anticipating 'triggering' in univ. courses. how teach lit., themes of death/suffering?

Dec 13, 2014

@edmahonreporter thanks for the link. Always interesting when people "discover" storytelling.



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