Billie Jean Sweeney

Editor – Online, Print, Multimedia


I’m day editor on the International Desk of The New York Times, assigning, coordinating and editing breaking news coverage worldwide.

At the Associated Press, I was New York City news editor during and after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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My background includes extensive experience in human rights. I worked for nearly a decade as the editorial director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, an international nonprofit that works on behalf of journalists in danger.


My skills include staff and project management, content and copy editing, and digital and print production. I’m a member of the Trans Journalists Association.