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Several times a week, they arrive in my email. They are death announcements from the Department of Defense – notifications of someone who has died in Afghanistan or Iraq, sometimes elsewhere. I click on the unwanted news with trepidation. It’s like a lottery no one wants to win. The message

Today, we showered editorial assistant Susan Mafnas with baked goods to congratulate her on 10 years with the company. Susan is the one who makes sure your message gets to the right place if you send an email to news@ydr.com. She also handles Birthday Kids, Moving Ups and the business

I love that our reporters are shooting videos to go with their stories. Each reporter has a Flip cam, and they often shoot and edit videos that accompany those produced by our professional photographers. When I started out in this business years ago, the idea of reporters shooting videos would