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  Dan Sweeney
Professional/Personal Overview
  Concentrating on music and travel in my freelance career, I have covered the cigar industry in Honduras; driven across Ireland in search of folk music; and interviewed a wide array of bands, from heavy hitters such as the Pogues and Phish to up-and-comers like the Heavy Pets. I also write about state and national politics as the Florida reporter for the South Florida Sun Sentinel. You can reach me at dansweeney1976@yahoo.com.
Work Info
Editor 12 Years
Reporter 16 Years
Writer 16 Years
Travel 3 Years
Politics 6 Years
Music 11 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
14 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
South Florida Sun-Sentinel (11+), American Airlines Publications (1-2), Biltmore Magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
All Trade Consultants, Ltd. (1-2), Harvest Moon Publications (1-2)
Other Work History
I am currently the Florida reporter for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the daily newspaper based in Fort Lauderdale. Previously, I was the associate editor at the alternative weekly City Link Magazine (2003-2011) and the calendar editor of the alternative weekly New Times Broward Palm/Beach (2000-2003).
Computer Skills
Completely literate on both Mac and PC, some html coding ability
Technical Skills
Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
laptop, digital camera, digital recorder, yo-yo
Foreign Language Skills
some Spanish
Adam Pitluk, Editor of American Way Magazine, adam.pitluk@aapubs.com
Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri, the finest J-School on the planet, if I do say so myself.
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near Miami, FL. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(American Way Magazine, 9/15/2009)
I was sent by American Way, American Airlines' in-flight magazine, to Danli, Honduras, to tour a cigar factory and write a story on how some of the best cigars in the world make it from the tobacco fields, to the factories, to a warehouse near Miami, Fla., and finally to shops around the world.
(American Way Magazine, 9/15/2009)
Page 2 of the American Way cigar story.
(American Way Magazine, 9/15/2009)
Page 3 of the American Way cigar story
(American Way Magazine, 9/15/2009)
Page 4 of the American Way cigar story.
(Relix Magazine, 11/1/2007)
Page 2 of the Relix Spotlight article.
(Relix Magazine, 11/1/2007)
I wrote this article on South Florida jam band The Heavy Pets for Relix Magazine's Spotlight section, a regular feature of the magazine.
Contact Info
  Dan Sweeney
Boca Raton, FL 

E-Mail: dansweeney1976@yahoo.com
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