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Ryan Smith

San Francisco/Chicago
Social Media Editor and Writer — Chicago Reader
Covers:  consumer gadgets, mobile apps, american sports, american politics, computer & video games

Social Media Editor and writer @ the Chicago Reader. Contributor @ the Onion A.V. Club

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I'm a versatile writer who has experience writing for newspapers, websites, brands and PR. Currently work as a copywriter for NextGen Climate -- also freelance for Chicago Tribune RedEye, the Onion A.V. Club and MadeMan.com.

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@RyanSmithWriter — 4,220 followers, 9,704 tweets

Nov 22, 2017

Wrote @Chicago_Reader's cover story on the Vinyard Indians. In 2015, they nearly became Illinois's first-ever state-recognized Indian tribe. But the Shawnee Tribe told the Illinois senate that the Vinyards are white people "playing Indian." Are they? https://t.co/iI4vxEtdJ8

Nov 21, 2017

“I’ve found the most qualified candidate EVER for ambassador to Turkey. The best.”  https://twitter.com/chicago_reader/status/933036403197403136 

Nov 21, 2017

Can’t wait until Jeff Bezos chooses which American city will help usher in the robot apocalypse #HQ2 https://t.co/OdXvNa6MGW

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a general reporter covering basically everything at the Mexico Ledger in Mexico, Mo.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Concise emails.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

I was a general reporter in high school. Won an award for a story I wrote about a "ghost" that haunted the halls.