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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 ...

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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.

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.

What really happens on Reading Day at York College? — 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 — 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're drooling.)
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May 28, 2015

"The best allies are those who don’t think like the others." // “On writing” by @paulocoelho…

May 27, 2015

Search for who owes delinquent property taxes in York County (as of May 2015)

May 27, 2015

RT @Mediaite: JK Rowling Smacks Down Westboro Baptist Church in One Tweet

May 26, 2015

@maggiepjones i thought you were too. twitter must be playing a game of some sort.

May 26, 2015

RT @edmahonreporter: Most York County school districts would get more for property tax cuts under House plan than under governor's plan:

May 24, 2015

RT @FlintMcColgan: Now that voters have selected candidates, 2 'spirited' and intriguing races are upon us.… @ydrcom @scott_blanchard

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