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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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.

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@RyanVanHorne — 3,510 followers, 11,069 tweets

Dec 11, 2017

I bet if there were cliffs like this in Halifax, Haligonians would tell these mountain goats this couldn't be done here.

Dec 11, 2017

RT @joan_baxter: This is what happens when a corporation tries to suppress a book in Nova Scotia; it gets coverage in The Globe and…

Dec 11, 2017

Shocking. Absolutely shocking. I wonder where shareholders stand in the pecking order with respect to ratepayers. 

Dec 10, 2017

@pryan2112 It's like some people think it will make the light turn green.

Dec 07, 2017

Ice in the North Atlantic -- in February no less! And this was in the winter of the polar vortex. What a twit. 

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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.


Atlantic Journalism Awards

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