Dan Swenson

Dan Swenson is the graphics editor at The Advocate newspapers, which cover New Orleans, Baton Rouge and much of the rest of Louisiana. He graduated from Ball State University in 1995, majoring in journalism. Before moving to The Advocate, Swenson worked at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and at the Chicago Tribune. Over his 23-year career, he has received numerous journalism awards, including the Oakes Award for Environmental Journalism from Columbia University, for his interactive narrative explaining how Louisiana formed and how it is now disappearing; the Peabody Award, for an investigative series on how Louisiana politicians spend their campaign cash; the National Academies Communication Award, for his work on “Last Chance: The Fight to Save a Disappearing Coast.” He also shared in the two Pulitzer Prizes that The Times-Picayune earned in 2006, for public service and breaking news, for the paper’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Although his profession requires him to help illustrate every type of story imaginable, including sports, his passion is ignited by creating insightful visuals that explain natural disasters and environmental issues.

Contact Information: dswenson@theadvocate.com;