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@katiasav @CalSunday @dougmcgray Wowza, was finding The Pitch series by @katiasav helpful today. Thanks for doing this. @niemanstory please keep ‘em coming.
RT @katiasav: Want to break into @CalSunday, the award-winning SF-based magazine that covers California, the West, Asia and Latin America?…
@Sarah_Smarsh I'm working on @CJR story about how proximity (geographic, cultural) affects how reporters approach their subjects. Can we chat?
@CJR UPDATE: Residents of Burien, WA, Seattle suburb in my @CJR story about #SanctuaryCities, voted for 2 Latino council members over white incumbents. @LillyAFowler for @Crosscut a good primer: https://t.co/dz7iBsDAub
@infowars @CJR @creepingsharia @NationalReview @twinfallstn @FoxNews @Slate @Jezebel @PamelaGeller 1.5 years later, national media @nytimes @nbc and @cjr (me) looks at Twin Falls for lessons about the age of “fake news.” https://t.co/lWgOPbHEyo
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Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, 2016

Special Packages/Projects (Gold) for "Comrade Cowboys," on NationalGeographic.com
Judges' Comments: "Ryan Bell’s 'Comrade Cowboys' is both original and fascinating. This series of online stories, photos and podcasts traces how American cowboys helped revitalize Russia’s meat industry following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Through these well-researched stories, readers learn how the cowboys trained Russians who want to be cattle farmers. We learn the history of how the industry collapsed as well as how it has turned around today to provide meat for Moscow’s new, popular steakhouses. As a first-person cowboy participant, Bell is an expert and amiable guide who takes readers into unknown and unexpected territories — what great travel writing is all about."

Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, 2014

U.S./Canada Travel (Silver) for "Mountain Passage," in Western Horseman Magazine
Judges' Comments: "Thank you, Ryan Bell, for prose worthy of the land it describes. Set in Montana, “Mountain Passage” belongs on an assigned reading list for literary journalism courses. Students in such a seminar would be well-served in using it as a guide. Bell writes of a beard so overgrown “that a beetle could have traveled undetected from the cleft of his chin, up his sideburns and into the blazing-red tufts sprouting beneath his sweat-lined cowboy hat.” Not overwrought, just right. Another cowboy, he accuses of “giving off a Han Solo vibe.” Good stuff. “Mountain Passage” reveals Bell as a generous writer who sets a scene, tells a story and shares his vistas.”