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Enterprise 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 lead enterprise and investigative reporting at the York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News. 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 Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. The fellows are "senior and mid-career journalists who want to deepen their knowledge ...

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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.

In Pennsylvania, a Trauma Journalism Movement is Taking its First Steps

dartcenter.org — Toward the end of the day, Frank Ochberg was thinking out loud: Maybe, he told a group of journalists, we're starting a trauma journalism movement here in Pennsylvania. More than 20 journalists - from eastern and western Pennsylvania and from newsrooms large and small - had gathered July 30 in Harrisburg, Pa.

In Pennsylvania, a trauma journalism movement is taking its first steps

yorkblog.com — Toward the end of the day, Frank Ochberg was thinking out loud: Maybe, he told a group of journalists, we're starting a trauma journalism movement here in Pennsylvania. More than 20 journalists - from eastern and western Pennsylvania and from newsrooms large and small - had gathered July 30 in Harrisburg, Pa.

Group marches in Gettysburg to support Confederate flag

storify.com — A group of people, some dressed as Civil War re-enactors, carried Confederate flags on Saturday through the streets of Gettysburg, site of the South's defeat that turned the tide in the war. The group was protesting against criticism of the flag.
Jul 11, 2015

@Eric_M_Blum You've been quoted in my #Storify story "Group marches in Gettysburg to support Confederate flag" sfy.co/g0tQ8

Dart, Digital First Media’s Northeast Properties Kick Off Peer Support Program

dartcenter.org — 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.
Jun 22, 2015

Dart, Digital First Media’s Northeast Properties Kick Off Peer Support Program: ow.ly/Ogys4

Conewago Creek contaminants expected to hit Susquehanna River

storify.com — 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.
Jun 13, 2015

@Jasonplotkin You've been quoted in my #Storify "Conewago Creek contaminants expected to hit Susquehanna River" sfy.co/i0j4l

Jun 13, 2015

@I_M_BrandieK You've been quoted in my #Storify "Conewago Creek contaminants expected to hit Susquehanna River" sfy.co/i0j4l

Jun 13, 2015

@theeveningsun You've been quoted in my #Storify "Conewago Creek contaminants expected to hit Susquehanna River" sfy.co/i0j4l

Finals week at York College: Reading Day means ... what exactly?

storify.com — 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.
May 05, 2015

@scott_blanchard You're in my #Storify story "#finalsweek at York College: Reading Day means ... what exactly?" sfy.co/e0Xc0

YDR staffers use new video to focus on trauma journalism challenges

yorkblog.com — 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.
Apr 24, 2015

.@ydrcom staffers use new video to focus on trauma journalism challenges buff.ly/1EzDIwb @DartCenter

Dart, Digital First Media Collaborate on Peer Support Program

dartcenter.org — 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

yorkblog.com — 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.
Mar 15, 2015

A journey begins-> Trauma journalism: YDR, Digital First Media embrace peer-support at kickoff seminar buff.ly/1AHpaSU @DartCenter

Jun 03, 2015

Heading to @BerkshireEagle to intro Digital First Media peer-support program for journalists in NE, w/ @DartCenter goo.gl/QVZlz6

Jun 03, 2015

RT @scott_blanchard: Heading to @BerkshireEagle to intro Digital First Media peer-support program for journalists in NE, w/ @DartCenter goo.gl/QVZlz6

Dart Asia Pacific Announces 2015 Fellows

dartcenter.org — 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.
Mar 15, 2015

Congrats to Dart Asia Pacific Fellows 2015 including @KiranNazish Excellent group of journos @DARTCenter dartcenter.org/content/dart-a…

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Sep 01, 2015

On appeal, a judge acquits Joe Fitzpatrick in wife's ATV death. A jury had convicted him in May. buff.ly/1KpzjyA

Aug 31, 2015

Well, there's no 'next David Attenborough,' but this guy's close. LOVE this: Live interview interrupted by Blue Whale buff.ly/1O3DCNN

Aug 30, 2015

@ChinskiTweets Good breakdown. But #RedLandLL gets points in that they were losing before that explosion.

Aug 30, 2015

Better start: U.S. vs. Japan in #llws or U.S. vs. Japan in women's World Cup? Discuss ... twitter.com/ChinskiTweets/…

Aug 28, 2015

This is great: 4th graders and families get in free to U.S. National Parks all year. Wish I had a 4th-grader... magazine.good.is/posts/every-ki…

Aug 28, 2015

As a Celtics fan, always hated the 76ers. But Darryl Dawkins named his dunks, & I loved that. RIP Chocolate Thunder. buff.ly/1IoiqNb


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