Ryan Krull is a staff writer at the Riverfront Times. He has reported on everything from dissent in Hong Kong to unsolved serial murders in his hometown of St. Louis. In 2018 he was a fellow at the Beijing-based Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and in 2020 was the recipient of a Fund for Investigative Journalism grant. His journalism has appeared in The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, the Columbia Journalism Review, Bloomberg CityLab, and many other outlets. He is also an adjunct professor of Communication at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.