Dorsey & Whitney Attorney Joins ThreeSixty Board of Advisors

"I’m very grateful for the opportunity to contribute to ThreeSixty. I believe in the work: Newsrooms are stronger when their reporters and editors have roots in all communities that they cover, and ThreeSixty helps makes that happen by giving students the confidence and experience to start down the path to a journalism career."

Jack Sullivan, a longtime journalist turned attorney, was recently elected to the ThreeSixty Board of Advisors.

Sullivan has 14 years of experience in the journalism industry as a copy editor at The (Fargo) Forum, a regional political writer in Washington D.C. with The Associated Press, and a local news team leader at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He earned his bachelor’s from the University of St. Thomas in 1993 and his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 2010.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to contribute to ThreeSixty,” Sullivan said. “I believe in the work: Newsrooms are stronger when their reporters and editors have roots in all communities that they cover, and ThreeSixty helps makes that happen by giving students the confidence and experience to start down the path to a journalism career.”

With six years as a practicing lawyer under his belt, Sullivan has been helping corporate clients and human-resources professionals effectively manage employees, comply with state and federal regulations, and investigate and resolve complaints and disputes at Dorsey for a little over a year.

“As I’ve experienced in my second career, the skills that serve a journalist well apply everywhere, in any profession. I’m excited to be part of the conversation as ThreeSixty continues to find new ways to help students learn those skills and apply them in their lives,” Sullivan said.

Fellow St. Thomas alum and former MinnPost news editor Don Effenberger pointed out the opportunity is a great fit for Sullivan.

“As a local-news team leader at the Pioneer Press, he worked extensively with young journalists in helping develop their reporting and writing skills on both breaking news and in-depth projects,” Effenberger said.

Sullivan lives in St. Paul with his 10 year-old boxer, Chelsea. In his free time, he enjoys scuba diving, traveling, trying out new restaurants, and taking pictures.

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