Journalist in the Chicago bureau of The New York Times. Covering the Midwest and the Great Plains.

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@MitchKSmith — 4,897 followers, 4,669 tweets

Nov 18, 2017

RT @NickKristof: At the end of my column today, I announce my 2018 win-a-trip contest. So if you know of a university student eager…

Nov 17, 2017

Some in Nebraska see the South Dakota pipeline spill as an ominous warning of what could happen if Keystone XL is approved on Monday.

Nov 16, 2017

A rupture on the Keystone oil pipeline spilled more than 200,000 gallons and blackened a grassy field in South Dakota today. Next week, that same pipeline company hopes to get Nebraska's blessing to build Keystone XL. With @juliebosman.

Nov 16, 2017

Several journalists have been arrested (and sometimes charged with crimes) while covering protests and unrest in the St. Louis area in recent years. The city's police department now says it is affirming reporters' rights. Via @stltoday.

Nov 16, 2017

@JoanAnzelmo @julieturkewitz @jackhealyNYT That was actually a different pipeline. But you're correct that it wasn't far away from the spill site.

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