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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.

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.

YDR welcomes a new class of journalists, leaders

yorkblog.com — 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?

storify.com — 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

medium.com — 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 ...you're drooling.)

If you’re a soda vendor at a newspaper, your notes will be copyedited

yorkblog.com — Exhibit A: Sunday editor at the York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. This entry was posted in Behind the scenes and tagged behind the scenes, Office life. Bookmark the permalink.

Introducing the 2014 Ochberg Fellows

dartcenter.org — The Dart Center has announced the recipients of the 2014 Ochberg Fellowships, a program to deepen journalists' reporting of violence, conflict and tragedy. This year's Fellows include outstanding senior and mid-career journalists in all media, representing eight nations and five continents.

Introducing the 2014 Dart Center Ochberg Fellows

dartcenter.org — The Dart Center has announced the recipients of the 2014 Ochberg Fellowships, a program to deepen journalists' reporting of violence, conflict and tragedy. This year's Fellows include outstanding senior and mid-career journalists in all media, representing eight nations and five continents.

A Red Sox fan’s personal timeline of Derek Jeter’s career

medium.com — 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’

yorkblog.com — 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

ydr.com — 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.
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Mar 03, 2015

brilliant, @JacquiB. // Next semester, some journalism students will be reading David Carr for credit | Poynter. buff.ly/17Ob2jN

Mar 03, 2015

When Gov. Wolf speaks today, listen for his goals and promises we're tracking here: special.ydr.com/wolftracker/ pic.twitter.com/nhDWWHjkA8

Feb 27, 2015

Wanted to avoid #dressgate, but dang, someone wrote something really good -- and useful -- about it & brain science. buff.ly/1wrliV6

Feb 27, 2015

Gov. Wolf Tracker, now live on @ydrcom, is so cool I'm tempted to use exclamation points. I won't, but it's close. special.ydr.com/wolftracker/

Feb 27, 2015

RT @brainpicker: "If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything." David Foster Wallace on ambition, animated buff.ly/1MYvGyk

Feb 26, 2015

It's not necessarily easy, but here's how you can be a watchdog over your town's financial books. (And your tax $$). buff.ly/1AddEOw

Feb 26, 2015

And what else should we fact-check? // Pa. FactFinder: Wolf says Pa. is 45th in public ed. funding. Is that right? buff.ly/17BEWHU



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