Ryan’s Resume

Ryan’s Resume

Ryan Lowery

Professional Profile

A versatile storyteller whose work has been published by the Associated Press, Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe Reporter, Las Vegas Optic, Idaho Business Review and others.


Employment History

  • Independent Journalist, Writer and Reporter
    Albuquerque, NM
    September 2012 to present
  • Las Vegas Optic, Freelance Reporter (crime, criminal justice and investigative stories)
    Albuquerque, NM
    November 2018 to present
  • Idaho Business ReviewFreelance Reporter
    Albuquerque, NM
    May 2018 to present
  • Las Vegas Optic, Staff Writer / Newspaper Designer
    Las Vegas, NM
    June 2018 to November 2018

Community Involvement

  • Vice President for Development
    Society of Professional Journalists, Rio Grande Chapter
    January 2020 to present
  • Board Member
    Society of Professional Journalists, Rio Grande Chapter
    January 2019 to January 2020

Professional Development

  • Public Records Workshop
    SPJ/NAHJ
    Jan. 18, 2020
  • APME NewsTrain
    New Mexico Press Association & Associated Press Media Editors
    Oct. 25-26, 2019
  • Ethics and Note Taking Workshop
    Society of Professional Journalists
    Sept. 28, 2019
  • SPJ Region 9 Conference
    Society of Professional Journalists
    April 5-6, 2019
  • Open Government Panel, Journalism Ethics Workshop, and Note Taking Workshop
    New Mexico Press Association
    Oct. 27, 2018
  • Environment Reporting and Science Writing Workshop
    Rio Grande Society of Professional Journalists
    Sept. 15, 2018
  • Follow the Money in Politics Workshop
    Rio Grande Society of Professional Journalists
    June 30, 2018
  • SPJ Region 9 Conference
    Society of Professional Journalists
    April 20-21, 2018
  • Back to Basics Training
    Rio Grande Society of Professional Journalists
    Nov. 4 and 11, 2018
  • Reporting on Child Abuse and Family Violence
    Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
    Feb. 11, 2017

Professional Skills
I’m an expert public records wrangler with an extensive knowledge of IPRA, SOPA and PACER. I also have a great understanding of New Mexico’s criminal court system, and I have sources in many districts and within law enforcement agencies. I’m adept in AP Style and the SPJ’s code of ethics. And I know my way around Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.


Professional Organizations
VP for Development, Rio Grande Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists
Member of Investigative Reporters and Editors
Member of the Freelancers Union