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Staff Q&As: Meet multiplatform journalist Will Hanlon

Will HanlonTo help you get to know our newsroom staff a bit better, a series of question-and-answer posts with each journalist will run on Mondays. This morning, meet multiplatform journalist Will Hanlon, who splits his duties between the sports department and the night news and digital desk. You might have seen his posts on Rev’s Inside Pitch or York City Limits.

Name: Will Hanlon
Lives in: York
Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
Position at the YDR: Multidepartment multiplatform journalist — sports/GameTimePA.com and night news & digital copy editor
Years with the YDR: 3.5
Graduated from: University of Dayton
With a degree in: Communications
Twitter: @willhanlon

1. What made you want to become a journalist? The pay.

2. How do you see journalism changing? The journalists.

3. What do you like most about your job? The least? The night cops reporter [Editor’s note: Fiancee Rebecca LeFever] / Lugging my things around and working at a different work station every day because I work in two departments. And the hours.

4. It’s 9:30 a.m. on a day off. What are you doing? Sleeping.

5. What’s been your favorite project or story recently? Why? Anything that offers me the opportunity to soak up the knowledge of my idol, Brad Jennings.

6. The drink that’s on your desk right now is: Coffee and water.

7. Your favorite journalism-related blog you read or Twitter feed you follow: gangrey.com and joeposnanski.blogspot.com

8. What’s your favorite movie? Book? Braveheart / Catch 22

9. What’s your favorite place in York County? J.R.’s Fresh Cut French Fries

10. What’s one piece of newsroom jargon that had to be explained to you? Push button. [Editor’s note: The time of the night when you would send the last page to the composing room so the press can start its run.]

Last week, we ran a Q&A with multiplatform journalist Rose Hayes. To read all of the staff Q&A interviews we’ve done so far, click on the “Staff Q&As” under “About us” at the top of the homepage.