My name is Ryan Young, and I am a recent graduate of Iowa State University's school of Journalism and Mass Communications. I currently am the sports intern at The Cedar Rapids Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
I am from Iowa City, Iowa, and graduated from City High School in 2013. While at City High, I worked for the school's student newspaper, The Little Hawk. I was a sports reporter for one year, and I was sports editor my senior year. While on staff, I covered football, girls' basketball, volleyball, girls' golf, boy's and girls' tennis, baseball and softball. I also was one of the main sports photographers on staff. During my senior year, The Little Hawk won a National Pacemaker Award in 2013 from the National High School Press Association, and a Best In Show award at the NHSPA's national convention.
The summer after I graduated, I worked for The Daily Iowan, a student-run newspaper at the University of Iowa. I was a sports reporter for the summer semester and covered several topics, including the Game Time League, the women's golf team, the men's basketball team, local prep baseball, prep soccer and Iowa football.
After my summer job at The Daily Iowan, I went to work for the Iowa State Daily, a student-run newspaper at Iowa State University. I worked as the assistant sports editor for two years, and worked as a senior reporter and photographer, having covered Iowa State football, men's and women's basketball, wrestling, volleyball and men's and women's cross country. In 2015, the Iowa State Daily was named the Best All-Around Student Newspaper in the Society of Professional Journalists 2015 Mark of Excellence Awards.