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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@kate__inglis I agree. I've had to step away from social media and, to be quite honest, I am better for it. I used to like social media and thought it could be a great medium or tool for change and the exchange of ideas. I'm disappointed with the way it's being used.
@DartmouthDerek Those people lack mental dexterity, or maturity, or perhaps both.
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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.