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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)

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.

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.
Dec 15, 2015

RT @KariPricher: Talking trauma reporting with @Spikesk9fund in the @ydrcom newsroom. @scott_blanchard captures it here -->> https://t.co/s…

Dec 16, 2015

RT @KariPricher: Talking trauma reporting with @Spikesk9fund in the @ydrcom newsroom. @scott_blanchard captures it here -->> https://t.co/s…

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:
Dec 10, 2015

@scott_blanchard @ChinskiTweets You've been quoted in my #Storify story "Which York College final would you skip? " sfy.co/f1DEB

Dec 10, 2015

@angiemason1 @yorkcollegepa You've been quoted in my #Storify story "Which York College final would you skip? " sfy.co/f1DEB

Dec 10, 2015

@papercuts_HURT @LucasDimini You've been quoted in my #Storify story "Which York College final would you skip? " sfy.co/f1DEB

Dec 10, 2015

@keylamurten @rolyat_gar You've been quoted in my #Storify story "Which York College final would you skip? " sfy.co/f1DEB

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

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.
Aug 08, 2015

In Pennsylvania, a Trauma Journalism Movement is Taking its First Steps | Dart Center for... ow.ly/QCjKh

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

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Feb 06, 2016

"Storytelling helped me reconnect..." Project update on YouTube for War Horse. buff.ly/1nTdCh5

Feb 05, 2016

Strong video by @sean_heisey to get you into our temporary PFA project in a different way. buff.ly/1K3FY29 pic.twitter.com/Z5uNgYYJq1

Feb 05, 2016

RT @JoelShannonYDR: An important question... @sean_heisey helps answer it with another great explainer video. twitter.com/ydrcom/status/…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @ydrcom: Judges in York County have denied temporary PFAs at a higher rate than the rest of Pa. Why? ydr.com/story/news/201… pic.twitter.com/5DjnQYSacM

Feb 05, 2016

RT @ydrcom: “The judge doesn't know exactly what you're going through until he hears your story.” #dv ydr.com/story/news/201… pic.twitter.com/0TUwLKBCqS

Feb 02, 2016

Voices that must be heard.// I just backed "Everyone has a war story. How will you share yours?" @Kickstarter kck.st/1JUxAS6

Feb 01, 2016

RT @FlintMcColgan: I'm compiling campaign report filings now. Check back as I continue to update this file. ydr.com/story/news/pol… @ydrcom @scott_blanchard


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