· Member of NLGJA and the Society of Professional Journalists

· Currently serving as President of the New England SPJ chapter

· Helped organize several SPJ chapter events, including a tour of the Christian Science Monitor, and a FOIA workshop at The Boston Globe

· Established the New England SPJ chapter scholarship fund

· Judged the online journalism entries for the 2005 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

· Judged the 2007 Sunshine State Journalism Awards competition

· Selected to participate in the International Women’s Media Foundation Leadership Institute in Chicago, Illinois (July 2009)

·  Heywood Broun Award nominee (2004)

·  Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award nominee (2004)                       

·  Boston Globe Impact Award 3-time winner      

          November 2004 - for breaking news coverage

          September 2004 - for reporting on the Fernald State School

          September 2002 - for planning and hosting a televised debate:

“Emily Sweeney organized a candidates' debate for an open seat in the state Legislature, working with MassBay Community College, Babson College, and the Globe's community affairs department to make it happen. She devised a format, selected a panel of questioners and arranged for the debate to be televised by three local cable access stations. She also helped design signs, banners and programs. This is certainly above and beyond her job as a staff correspondent in Globe West.”


·  Massachusetts Press Association Newspaper Contest

                    1st place, feature writing  (June 2000)


·  American Heart Association

                     Feature writing award (2000)


·  New England Press Association Awards

                     - Business/economics coverage (honorable mention)

                     - Investigative reporting (3rd place)

                     - Nominee for Journalist of the Year (2000)


·  Community Newspaper Co. Editorial Excellence Awards

         News writing – Fall 1999

         News writing – Winter 1999

         Feature writing – Winter 1999

         Business reporting – Spring 2000

         News writing – Spring 2000

         Education coverage – Summer 2000

         Feature writing – Fall 2000

         News writing – Winter 2000

         Analysis/Enterprise reporting – Spring 2001


·  Pixelodeon Film Festival Selection

My Qualifications

· I’m a web geek who’s been blogging since 2001, and building websites since 2003

· ...an award-winning writer with over 10 years of professional experience

· ...an experienced broadcast journalist who’s appeared on local and national television

· ...a multimedia producer who can shoot and edit video for the web and TV


Recent Web Projects

· Launched The Boston Globe’s first video blog (September 2006)

· Created the Boston Globe’s Myspace page (September 2006)

· Developed a customizable widget for The Boston Globe’s nightlife blog (February 2007)

· Designed and built the website for the Society of Professional Journalists’ New England chapter

· Authored the tipsheet How To Become A Multimedia Superhero

® originally appeared in Editor & Publisher in September 2006

® featured in Quill magazine in December 2006

® currently used in journalism courses at Ohio University, Columbia UniversityTowson University and the University of New Mexico

® it was also included in the study guide for the 2006 Online News Association conference             

Rocking the anchor desk on The Boston Globe’s “Life At Home” TV series on NECN

Professional Affiliations

Awards & Honors


Sign of the Times

Boston’s Weekly Dig


Sweeney, Quit Making Us Cry!

Boston’s Weekly Dig

On June 9, 2007, one of my videos  was shown at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles as part of the first annual Pixelodeon Festival

I’ve been a staff reporter at The Boston Globe since 2001. I write stories for the paper, produce videos for the web and television, contribute to the Globe’s nightlife blog and occasionally appear on the “Globe At Home” series on New England Cable News.

I also serve as president of the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. NESPJ holds events for media-minded folks throughout the year, and every October we throw a huge Halloween bash to raise money for our journalism scholarship fund.

Fellow journos, take note: I recently revamped the NESPJ website. If you’re looking for a media gig in the Northeast, you should check it out; it now features a comprehensive listing of journalism job listings that are updated daily.

You can find my professional bio here and download my resume here.

Mentions In The Press…

Conferences I’ve Attended

Criminal Justice Journalists – Washington, DC - 2000

Investigative Reporters and Editors – New York, NY -  2000

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association – New York, NY – 2004

National Writers Workshop – Hartford, CT – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism – Cambridge, MA – 2003, 2008

SPJ Regional Conference – Syracuse, NY – 2002

SPJ Regional Conference -  New York , NY – 2004

SPJ Regional Conference – Rutgers University, NJ - 2006  

Ted Scripps Leadership Institute - Indianapolis, IN - 2009

Platinum Blonde Ambition

Ponder Report

Convergence Journalism By Janet Kolodzy

Boston Spirit Magazine (January 2009)




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