“Ryan has been a major force in the amazing transformation of our newsroom. To change from a print-first mentality to a digital-first mindset was no small task.” — Mark Wolf, Audience Development Director at The Elkhart Truth

“…A proven leader in digital news media. He is a journalist with a true entrepreneurial spirit.” — Anthony Duignan-Cabrera, former VP, Editorial Director at Patch

“He’s not afraid of change, and has a vision for how digital news media can best serve the community.” — Brian Morelli, Computer-Assisted Reporter at Gazette Communications

“He is a journalist that inspires others to be better.” — Karlie Baker, former Local Editor at Patch


Ryan Martin is a public safety reporter for The Indianapolis Star. Prior to that, Ryan worked as the newsroom’s breaking news and public safety editor, focusing primarily on audience development, news investigations and video storytelling.

Ryan previously worked as managing editor of The Elkhart Truth, an 18,000-circulation daily newspaper company, where he led the 30-person newsroom’s transformation into a digital-first media company. In 2014, Indiana Associated Press Media Editors awarded its top news honor to The Truth for its yearlong investigation into the Great Recession’s lasting impact on Elkhart County. And in 2014-15, Ryan’s redesign of elkharttruth.com received recognition from Local Media Association, Inland Press Association and Hoosier State Press Association. He was named to Editor & Publisher’s 25 Under 35 list in 2015.

Prior to his time at The Truth, Ryan worked as associate regional editor for Patch.com, where he oversaw 10 community news and information websites and led a team of six local editors. He started with Patch in August 2010, when he launched the first Patch website in Missouri.

Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and an MBA from Washington University’s Olin Business School.