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Catherine Sweeney

918-348-2336 @cathjsweeney


B.A., Multimedia Journalism
Spanish minor
Oklahoma State University
Spring 2015

Awards and

• Oklahoma Collegiate Media
Association’s College
Newspaper Journalist of the
• Discussion leader at OCMA’s
2015 conference, “Reporting
on Turbulent Topics”
• National Newspaper
Association News Fellow,
political reporting in
Washington, D.C.


• AP Style
• Records
• Photoshop
• Excel
• Social media

• Features
• Audio
• Video
• Page design
• Photo


Ted Streuli
Editor, The Journal Record
Barbara Allen
Adviser, The O’Colly
Joey Senat
Professor, Oklahoma State


News Desk, Stillwater News Press
Daily newspaper, Stillwater, Oklahoma
March 2015 - present

• Copy edited stories for print and online publication
• Built pages in Quark

Editor-in-chief, The O’Colly
Student news outlet, Oklahoma State University
July 2014 - December 2014

• Wrote editorials, one of which garnered more than 60,000 page views
• Managed five editors and oversaw a staff of 30 contributing writers
• Oversaw the creation of a digital-only team, which increased daily mobile views
by 2,000 percent.
• Arranged community activities, such as a campus booth to hand out our midterm
election special issue and encourage students to vote

Business Desk Intern, The Oklahoman/
Metro daily news outlet, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 2014 - August 2015

• Created a beat for myself — environment and agriculture — after following the
business section to see coverage holes
• Performed as a full-time staffer, delivering as many stories per week as employees

Copy Desk Chief, The O’Colly
January 2014 - May 2014

• Managed five copy editors
• Wrote headlines and cutlines
• Acted as a de-facto assistant news editor

City Council Reporter, The O’Colly
August 2013 - December 2013

• Used open meeting and open records knowledge to cover municipal government
• Covered conflict-heavy meetings, including one where the council tried to subtly
assign $60 million of debt to the city and circumvent a required popular vote

News Intern, The Journal Record
Business and legal daily newspaper, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 2013 - July 2013

• Worked as a full-time general assignment reporter, covering lawsuits, legislation,
education, nonprofits, health care, real estate and retail.
• Learned how to juggle longform and daily stories

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