About

dyc david mcswaneI want to tell great stories. Here are the skills and experience I employ to achieve that:

Investigative reporting techniques learned from nearly a decade of belonging to IRE, from mentors and a good amount of stumbling into stuff above my pay grade; narrative storytelling, interviewing experience and skill, editing experience, beat reporting experience. Skilled with documents and data. I have covered state and local government, policy, human trafficking, environment, Medicaid/Medicare and technology extensively. But I’m a quick study and routinely parachute into politics, business, border security and so on.

Technical Skills: Proficient in video/radio reporting, editing and production. Skilled in Excel, Access and SQL. Fluent with DocumentCloud, CMS, SEO, HTML. I love using all the tools available to me. If I can’t figure it out, I find someone who will.