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Finn Ryan

MMW 09: Mar 2011

Finn Ryan is a producer and educator based in Madison, Wisconsin. His current project, The Ways, features stories on language and culture from Native communities around the central Great Lakes. He produced and directed the regional Emmy Award winning Climate Wisconsin, which features multimedia stories and interactive data exploring local climate change impacts.


As a producer for Wisconsin Media Lab, a state public media agency, he has also collaborated with Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television to produce environmental science stories for QUEST, a national public media project headed by KQED.


Finn has worked as a high school special education teacher and co-founded an outdoor education program. He holds a bachelor's degree in special education and English, and a master's in curriculum and instruction, all from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


Finn participated in the March 2011 MediaStorm Storytelling Workshop. He had the following to say about his experience:


I went into the workshop looking to refine my production process and improve reporting skills. What I took away was a productive week of collaboration with a talented group, experience from hands-on practice, and most importantly, confidence to experiment with and build off of a solid production foundation. I'm really excited to start my next project and apply what I've learned!

The Amazing Amy by Espen Rasmussen, Terje Bringedal, Torsten Kjellstrand and Finn Ryan

Using humor and a love of fantasy, "The Amazing Amy" Harlib connects with audiences through performing strenuous yoga-based contortion acts in New York City.