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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.

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…

Trauma experts help YDR, Digital First Media kick off peer support program for journalists

yorkblog.com — 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.
Mar 11, 2015

Trauma experts help YDR, Digital First Media kick off peer support program for journalists buff.ly/1EzScLp @traumajournos @DartCenter

Montgomery County shooting: Extraordinary story calls for focus on trauma journalism

yorkblog.com — 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.
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Aug 02, 2015

Good work, gentlemen! RT @JamTarts: FT: Hearts 4-3 St Johnstone #HMFCLive

Aug 01, 2015

Slate hammers Republicans, incl. Rep. Scott Perry: Iran hearings prove GOP can't be trusted w/White House slate.com/articles/news_… via @slate

Aug 01, 2015

Fascinating story that evolves each day. // Regents' Glen properties could be sold by county to satisfy tax debt. buff.ly/1DhK570

Jul 30, 2015

RT @Jasonplotkin: Amazing insight on trauma journalism by @DaveCullen & Frank Ochberg at seminar hosted by @PNAnews @scott_blanchard http:/…

Jul 29, 2015

@DaveCullen now if we can just get the illustrious Frank Ochberg in for a landing at HIA...

Jul 29, 2015

They wanted to do it up right. // Printing presses existed in 1776. Why was Declaration of Independence handwritten? buff.ly/1KyL7OE

Jul 29, 2015

RT @edmahonreporter: Gov. Wolf said his father had a small heart attack this morning.

Jul 28, 2015

RT @RoyPeterClark: So if Obama is like Hitler and Trump is like Hitler, does that make Obama like Trump? The logic of false metaphor poynter.org/news/mediawire…



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