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Nick Ryan

UK - International
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  financial crime, extremism, crime, far right, london, religion, muslims, child abuse, technology

Strategic Communications 🔍 Award-Winning Journalist 📚 HOMELAND: Into a World of Hate "drawn with the power and detail of Dickens" amzn.to/2vN7qfb

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Biography

I'm a highly-experienced communications advisor and journalist; also a consultant film/TV producer and author.

I primarily work with a wide variety of non-profit organisations -- including overseas NGOs, campaign groups, think tanks and faith & interfaith networks -- to handle strategic commu...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Working on two very humble car magazines as a junior reporter.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes!

How is social media changing news?

It's accelerating the 24-7 news cycle. It means we sometimes get things wrong. It pushes self-styled "experts". It's great, too.

Awards

Special Commendation Award, International Federation of Journalists

1999 - Celebrating Tolerance in the Media
Awarded for 15-month investigation into neo-Nazi gang, Combat 18 (the first by a British journalist), culminating in a 6,000 word article in The Independent on Sunday Review and becoming the first chapter of my book, 'HOMELAND'.

Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism

2005 - Longlist
I was longlisted for the first ever Guardian/Private Eye Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism, for my investigations into gangs, drug abuse and Islamic identity rising in the East End of London (for Telegraph Magazine).