Sydney Mook
Grand Forks, ND


University of South Dakota

Major(s): Media and Journalism/Political Science
Expected Graduation: December 2015


Grand forks herald

Higher education reporter | Community editor | May 2018 - Present

I am the higher education reporter and community editor at the Grand Forks Herald. I have covered statewide higher education topics, including a presidential search, the 2019 legislative session and feature stories about research being done at North Dakota campuses.

Prairie business magazine

Interim editor | July 2019 - Present

I am the interim editor of Prairie Business magazine. A regional business magazine covering a three-state region. The magazine covers a wide array of topics from higher education and healthcare to engineering and policy matters.

As interim editor, I oversee the magazine’s website, plan each month’s edition, write and edit stories, edit the magazine and make connections with business leaders in the area.

The dickinson press

Multimedia reporter | January 2016 - May 2018

During my time with The Dickinson Press I have worn many different hats. While I was hired to be the multimedia editor (making videos, running the website and social media) I quickly took on other tasks, such as reporting.

I have served as a copy editor, page designer and story editor. I help decide what goes into the newspaper each day and regularly work through any problems that we may have with the newspaper with advertising and our publisher to ensure the news gets to our readers.

I have written all types of news, including crime and courts, school board stories, national politics stories and general news reporting.

U.S. Army, ROTC, Cadet Summer Training

Video Intern | May 2015 – August 2015
Produced training videos for the Cadet Summer Training Program for ROTC.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Production Intern | May 2014 – May 2015
I ran camera for live events (high school basketball, soccer, football ect. and in studio shows such as South Dakota Focus and Pledge). I also produced various segments for Dakota Life, SDPB’s monthly show that highlights activities and people of South Dakota.

The Volante

Video Editor | August 2015 – December 2015
The Volante is an independent, student run newspaper that prints weekly and has online content. I edit/produce videos for the Volante’s website and for their weekly web show, Verbatim. I also write occasionally for the newspaper, with varying coverage from entertainment to news. I was previously a sports writer for the Volante for the 2012-2013 school year.

Coyote News

Various | August 2012 – December 2015
Coyote News is a weekly, live news show that is entirely student run from the producers to those who do behind the scenes work. During my time at Coyote News I served in many different roles including, director, technical director, camera operator, audio board, teleprompter and floor director. I also produce news content for the show when it is needed.


Editing (Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition)
Camera work (including DSLR and broadcast cameras)