Shawn Mulcahy

Work History

Freelance Reporter | September 2019 – Present
Chicago, IL
• Write reported feature story on voting rights and the criminal justice system for The Washington Post
• Report original breaking news and write researched enterprise stories on the cannabis industry for Cannabis Wire

Reporter/Producer/Host | December 2017 – August 2019
WFSU Public Media – Tallahassee, FL
• Anchored and produced local newscasts
• Covered breaking state government, national and local news under tight deadlines
• Wrote researched enterprise and feature stories
• Produced content for broadcast across radio and digital platforms
• Promoted twice in tenure

Staff Writer | October 2018 – May 2019
FSView & Florida Flambeau – Tallahassee, FL
• Wrote accurate, creative and fact-checked stories for Florida State University’s student-run newspaper with 25,000 copies circulated weekly
• Covered the Tallahassee City Commission and the Tallahassee Police Department

Account Coordinator | August 2017 – December 2017
RB Oppenheim Associates – Tallahassee, FL
• Penned press releases and op-eds, and secured placement in six newspapers throughout the state
• Prepared social media posts with an eye for viral content strategies
• Defined and tracked campaign effectiveness and adjusted strategies accordingly


• Investigative reporting: FOIA requests, data analysis
• Data visualization: Datawrapper, Tableau, Florish, Carto
• HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python (intermediate)

• Audio editing: Adobe Audition/Avid Pro Tools
• Social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, CrowdTangle
• Content management systems: WordPress, Chartbeat


Master of Science in Journalism: Social justice & investigative reporting | August 2020
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University – Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts: Public Relations & Political Science | May 2019
Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL


2019 Regional Murrow Award
Excellence in Writing
Radio Television Digital News Association

2019 Regional AP Award Finalist
Cultural/Historical Feature
Florida Associated Press Broadcasters