Dan Sweeney

Boca Raton, FL USA
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Professional Experience

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.

Expertise

Editor
12 Years
Reporter
16 Years
Writer
16 Years

Specialty

Politics
6 Years
Travel
3 Years
Music
11 Years

Industries


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
1 Year
Newspaper - Local/Regional
12 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
6 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

14 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Biltmore Magazine (1-2), South Florida Sun-Sentinel (10+), American Airlines Publications (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Harvest Moon Publications (1-2), All Trade Consultants, Ltd. (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).

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop and InDesign

Foreign Language Skills

some Spanish

Computer Skills

Completely literate on both Mac and PC, some html coding ability

Equipment

laptop, digital camera, digital recorder, yo-yo

References

Adam Pitluk, Editor of American Way Magazine, adam.pitluk@aapubs.com

Work Samples

General

(Relix Magazine 11/1/2007)
Page 2 of the Relix Spotlight article.
(American Way Magazine 9/15/2009)
Page 3 of the American Way cigar story
(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.
(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 4 of the American Way cigar story.
(American Way Magazine 9/15/2009)
Page 2 of the American Way cigar story.