With nearly two decades of experience working in all facets of the media and mass communications industry, I specialize in environmental and energy issues.
My current assignment:
a selection of articles I've written previously:
The Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA):
Mine tunnels seen as assets
The Keystone Edge:
a selection of articles where i provided information:
A series on the development of oil and gas assets:
Part 1: Leasehold acquisition
Part 3: Well drilling
Part 4: Hydraulic fracturing
Part 5: Production and site reclamation
Part 6: Midstream operations
projects i've overseen:
Websites I manage:
2106 Poplar St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Hi, i'm rory sweeney
I have been writing professionally since 2000, when the daily newspaper I was working at as an after-school job paid me to write an insider's look at the great season my football team was having (I didn't save a copy and it doesn't seem to be in their archives anymore, so I can't show you -- which is probably for the best), More than a decade and a half later, I've now worked in all facets of the media and mass communications industry, with a focus and specialization in energy and environmental issues.
During 11 years in print media, I worked as a reporter, editor, page designer, photographer, agate clerk and multimedia developer, twice winning statewide awards for coverage. I've spent the five subsequent years in external affairs for two Fortune 100 oil and gas companies, media and marketing consulting and freelance writing, along with other content creation, Beyond telling engaging stories that get results, I have extensive experience in crisis response, third-party advocacy development, community outreach and government relations.
I've worked in front of and behind camera, been the interviewer at times and the interviewee, the consultant as well as the client. I know what both sides need throughout the process, so I can deliver exactly what will make your life easier.
How we meet our energy needs while protecting our environment is the most important decision we – and generations to come – will make. I'm excited and driven to help lead the discussion that produces action on such a significant, profound topic.
Other fun things
Beyond my professional endeavors, I enjoy playing the bagpipes -- both for solo gigs or in bands, if they'll let me -- and participating in the finest sport in the world: rugby. Both activities have kept me thoroughly entertained for years and, hopefully, will continue to do so for many more to come!
You can learn a lot from either one; maybe I'll write about it someday in a post.