April 11, 2018
High School Students Get an Inside View at Bristol Herald Courier
The Bristol Herald Courier hosted its second annual High School Media Day on Thursday, March 29.
Attending the event were 22 students and their advisors from area high schools. High School Media Day is designed as an opportunity for the newspaper to reach out to students interested in journalism and give them a glimpse into career opportunities for reporters, writers, editors and photographers at local newspapers.
The students had the opportunity to interact with staff at the paper and take part in activities designed to stretch their creativity and learn about AP writing style. Students also heard from photographers and editors with tips on composition.
The Bristol Herald Courier offers a similar event for college students in the fall.
Students collaborated as they learned about journalism, photography and the editing process.
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One Day University: Lifelong Learning in Richmond
One Day University is an organization that hosts live, all-day events across the U.S., featuring professors from top universities delivering engaging talks for audiences of all ages. The program was started in 2006 and has grown to include an online video channel and 80-100 live events in more than 45 markets across the country.
The event in Richmond featured professors from Yale, Brown and Notre Dame covering a wide range of topics including decision-making, ethical dilemmas in modern medicine and the science of sleep and stress.
The Library of Virginia agreed to be the first presenting sponsor for the program. “We appreciate the Library of Virginia working with us on our One Day University program that is attracting large crowds each time,” RTD President and Publisher Tom Silvestri said. “This is also a great chance for the Library of Virginia to talk about its outstanding exhibits and offerings.”
Similar One Day University events have been presented in other BHMG markets as well. The Greensboro News & Record hosted its first One Day University event in 2017 and The Omaha World-Herald has an upcoming event on April 28 featuring discussions about Leonardo da Vinci and America in the 1960s.
The York News-Times is a five day daily newspaper and the only newspaper serving the community of York, Neb.
Date founded: 1872
Publisher: Carrie Colburn
Number of subscribers: 3,200
Average monthly page views: 417,000
Number of employees: 21
Recent achievements: The York News-Times has won the Nebraska Press Association award for "Best Newspaper Website" five times. The print edition of the paper goes to over 50 percent of homes in York County.
Interesting facts about the newspaper and the community it serves:
- Named for York, Pa., the first permanent settlement in the area was established in 1865 and the township was platted in 1869.
- The York News-Times traces its roots to the York Tribune, established in 1872.
- By the early 1900s, a series of mergers resulted in the York News-Times being the last surviving paper in York, Neb.
- The York News-Times is the smallest daily newspaper in the state of Nebraska.
- Publisher Carrie Colburn asserts that the York News-Times is "the best team in all of BH Media. That is a true fact!" Shots fired, everybody.
Some notable people from York:
- David Erb, winner of the 1956 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.
- Catherine Fenselau was the first trained mass spectrometrist on the faculty of an American Medical School (Johns Hopkins).
- Sam Koch, NFL punter for the Baltimore Ravens.
- Fred Niblo, silent film-era director whose extensive filmography includes "The Mark of Zorro," "The Three Musketeers," "Blood and Sand" and "Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ." Niblo is credited with starting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
- Musicians Logan Lynn and Shirley Ross.
- Jeff Zeleny, Senior White House Correspondent for CNN and pultizer prize winner (when at Chicago Tribune) worked for the York News-Times in the early 90s.
The sun rises over a field just off South Maine Avenue near Nobes Road in York, Neb. (Photo by Gregg Sutton)
Wellness Spotlight: Making the Most of Your Health Savings Account
Tax season can be a stressful time but there are ways you can save your hard-earned money. If you are enrolled in the high-deductible health plan, you are eligible to take advantage of a Health Savings Account (HSA), which allows you to save money on a pre-tax basis and use these funds to pay for healthcare-related expenses.
Head over to the Health Advocate Blog for some helpful tips to make the most of your HSA.