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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?


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.

A Red Sox fan’s personal timeline of Derek Jeter’s career — 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’ — 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 — 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!" — 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 — 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 — Student Adrianna Clinton live-tweeted tonight's board meeting. Here's what happened:

Gov. Corbett’s full speech on proposed budget — 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.

Last reel: Hollywood goes digital, and theaters -- especially small ones -- feel the effect — last reel: hollywood goes digital, and theaters -- especially small ones -- feel the effect

An Ongoing Quest to Cover Victims with Sensitivity — In advance of the Ochberg Fellowship, York Daily Record Sunday Editor Scott Blanchard writes about self-care, covering victims and his expectations for next week's fellowship at Columbia Journalism School. This column was originally published in the York Daily Record.

State audit: Dallastown schools paid ex-superintendent too much in car allowance — Dallastown Area School District is quoted in a state audit saying it will try to get back $8,324 in vehicle expenses that were more than what the former superintendent's contract called for. Neither the audit nor the district names former Supt. Stewart Weinberg, instead referring to the "former superintendent."
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Oct 21, 2014

A journalism hero. // NYTimes: Ben Bradlee, Editor Who Directed Watergate Coverage, Dies at 93

Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

Incredible story, masterfully done. // Inside the Ebola Wars -…

Oct 20, 2014

I'm curating this news feed on the Pa. governor's race, bringing in local, statewide and national news & udpates.

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