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. Please take a look around and let me know what you think. ryan -at- rtomedia.com.

-PRINT: The award winners

During my professional career, my writing has been honored with a number of awards for spot news, sustained coverage, sports enterprise and news column. A listing of the award-winning stories can be found here.

UPDATE OCT 2004 -- The Michigan Press Association has announced first place and third place awards for my work in spot news stories. More on my specific awards. General award info is on my pro blog.

-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.


-PRINT: High-wire writing

Over the years, I've written stories that have been featured numerous times on the Michigan wire of The Associated Press. Stories with my byline have run in many Michigan and Wisconsin newspapers such as the Detroit News, The Flint Journal and the Menominee EagleHerald, among others. More

-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.

-ABOUT: Web logs

I have a number of weblogs to provide quick and easily updatable information about my career, journalism and life in general. In August, I wrote a blog from UNITY, the nation's largest gathering of journalists of color.

For updates on my professional career and commentary on journalism, please visit my pro blog.

Site © 2004, Ryan Olson
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