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Enterprise editor @ydrcom. '13 Ochberg Fellow. Fan of journalism with context. // The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. (John Steinbeck)

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.

4 Conversations First-time Managers Need to Have

4 Conversations First-time Managers Need to Have
talentmgt.com — Most people remember the first time they became a manager. They were probably a high performer who got promoted into the position because of their abilities. And it probably didn't take long for them to figure out that the skills that helped them become a high achiever weren't necessarily the skills that would make them an effective leader.

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AC360 producer, ex-SEAL on reporter-source relationship

AC360 producer, ex-SEAL on reporter-source relationship
ydr.com — Kari Pricher, an editorial producer for Anderson Cooper 360, had gotten to know the former Navy SEAL who wanted to tell his story about a mission to rescue Bowe Bergdahl. Buy Photo Kari Pricher, right, an editorial producer for Anderson Cooper 360, interview former Navy SEAL Jimmy Hatch about their relationship as he prepared to tell his story on the CNN program.

Which York College final would you skip?

Which York College final would you skip?
storify.com — Who didn't have a class somewhere along the way that you were POSITIVE would never matter EVEN A TINY BIT to the rest of your life? Like, you know, physics or some insanity like that? Well, you know how these guys feel:

YDR trauma journalism, reader initiative efforts recognized with two statewide awards

YDR trauma journalism, reader initiative efforts recognized with two statewide awards
yorkblog.com — We're honored that the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association has recognized the York Daily Record/Sunday News with two statewide awards, revealed Thursday: The YDR's trauma journalism/peer-support program received the 2015 Public Service Award, given to one news organization, regardless of circulation size, that "has helped improve the community through public service leadership."

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Conewago Creek contaminants expected to hit Susquehanna River

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.
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Apr 30, 2016

RT @brainpicker: How repetition enchants the brain and the psychology of why we love it in music brainpickings.org/2014/09/18/on-… pic.twitter.com/VIhJmv6gsY6gsY

Apr 30, 2016

.@nytimes was in York, and Railroad, recently for this: Wary of Trump Effect, Republicans Hope for Split Tickets buff.ly/24cp76q

Apr 30, 2016

RT @RoadsKingdoms: It's 30 yrs since the Chernobyl disaster. Read @hollymorris's incredible piece on the Dead Zone's illicit explorers httproadsandkingdoms.com/2014/the-stalk…://t.co/E792CjKuBC

Apr 22, 2016

RT @ydrcom: We just called the @WhiteRoseBG and the they told us @BernieSanders is at the restaurant eating dinner right now.


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