-It's here!

Welcome to the professional Web site of Ryan Olson, a journalist located in Hancock, Michigan. As a reporter for about five years, I've written hundreds of stories covering politicians, schools, cities, deaths, the census, fires and more.

To your left, you will see links to different areas of my expertise, including photography, pagination as well as reporting.

Thanks for visiting. Take a look around and tell me what you think. ryan -at- rtomedia.com.

-ABOUT: Blogging at UNITY 2004

I have a number of weblogs to provide quick and easily updatable information about my career, journalism and life in general. This week, I am launching a special blog journaling the nation's largest gathering of journalists of color.

During the next week, journalists will be gathering in Washington DC for the third UNITY convention. I'll be there along with hundreds of others through August 8. Tune in for the latest updates including observations on the speeches by Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry Thursday and President George Bush Friday.

UNITY Blog: http://www.rtomedia.com/unity

-PRINT: The award winners

During my professional career, my writing has been honored with a number of awards. A listing of the award-winning stories can be found here.

-PHOTOS: The Gundlach fire

On the morning of April 26, 2004, the century-old Herman Gundlach building burned on the Houghton waterfront. I took the photos.


-DESIGN: Pica passion

I've paginated dozens of pages for the newspaper, including wire pages and section fronts.

Check out a sampling of section fronts, here.

Site © 2004, Ryan Olson
Material from The Daily Mining Gazette © 2001-2004, Ogden News Publishing of Mich.