Journalist, director, & playwright. Doing my part to stave off idiocracy. Back-page columnist for Halifax Magazine. Host of Eclectic Currents on CIOE 97.5 FM.

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Biography

Ryan Van Horne is a veteran journalist with 20 years of experience -- mostly in print, but also in radio, television, and the web. He spent three years doing communications work for Nova Scotia government but returned to journalism to freelance full-time.

Ryan is available for freelance work as a...

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@RyanVanHorne — 3,371 followers, 10,523 tweets

Aug 23, 2017

Honestly, somebody should create an anthology of the best @realDonaldTrump tweets from the vault & donate the money to a worthy charity. https://t.co/EYFK4JX8Eb

Aug 22, 2017

RT @innocence: Missouri Gov. issued last-minute stay for Marcellus Williams who was scheduled to be executed at 7PM for '98 murder…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I covered sports for my community weekly when I was 18.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I remember buying my first typewriter and carrying it home on the handlebars of my bicycle.

How is social media changing news?

Scoops last minutes -- maybe hours -- not a day. More importantly, it's encouraging more journalists to interact publicly.

Awards

Atlantic Journalism Awards

1993 - Spot News
Won with colleagues for first-day coverage of Westray Mine disaster in which 26 miners died.