About

701964_10206159359559332_4145786858566122505_oVery Brief Bio:

Ryan Prior is a multimedia journalist and social entrepreneur in Atlanta, GA. His work has been featured in CNN, The Daily Beast, USA Today, and The American Conservative. He is President of the Blue Ribbon Foundation and co-director/producer of the feature documentary Forgotten Plague, which was hailed a “Must See Documentary” by the Huffington Post.

Brief Bio:

Ryan Prior is a multimedia journalist and social entrepreneur in Atlanta, GA. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of the Georgia Political Review  and went on to jobs writing for The Daily Beast and USA Today. He wrote, co-directed, and produced the feature-length documentary Forgotten Plague, which was hailed a “Must See Documentary” by the Huffington Post. His work has been featured in CNN, USA Today, Daily Beast, The American Conservative, Real Clear Politics, and several other publications. He was selected as a 2014 and 2016 Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar and was recognized as ProHealth’s 2014 ME/CFS Advocate of the Year. He is president of the Blue Ribbon Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for #ME Action Network. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Georgia.

Long Bio:

Ryan Prior is a multimedia journalist and social entrepreneur. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of the Georgia Political Review  and went on to positions writing for The Daily Beast and USA Today. His reporting and commentary have also appeared in The American Conservative, Real Clear Politics, and several other publications. In 2013, after a USA Today piece he wrote went viral, Ryan started a 501(c)3 non-profit, built a team, and raised $150,000 to produce a feature-length documentary film. Over the next 16 months he led the team traveling the nation interviewing more than 100 experts from Stanford to Harvard as the producer, writer, and co-director of the film, which became known as Forgotten Plague. The film premiered at Hollywood’s Chinese Theater, has been translated into 6 languages, and has been released on DVD, iTunes, and Amazon Prime. The Huffington Post called it a “Must See Documentary.” The film has had more than 35 screenings around the world, including at the CDC and on Capitol Hill for members of Congress. Ryan was selected as a 2014 and 2016 Stanford Medicine X ePatient Scholar and was recognized as ProHealth’s 2014 ME/CFS Advocate of the Year. He is president of the Blue Ribbon Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for #ME Action Network. At CNN, Ryan has worked as a News Assistant, Production Assistant, and Associate Producer, and he is thrilled to continue writing and producing stories to help change the world. Ryan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Georgia in 2012, where he was recently nominated for the Bulldog 40 Under 40.

He holds degrees in English and International Affairs. He also earned certificates in interdisciplinary writing, global studies, and children’s literature.  Ryan’s work has been featured in CNN, USA Today College, The Daily Beast, Real Clear Politics, The American Conservative, The Macon Telegraph, The Houston Home Journal, The Red and Black, The Georgia Political Review, Partisans, and The Citizen. His poetry has appeared in Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems by Teenagers, published by Candlewick Press.

 

 

         

 

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