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Ryan Smith

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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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Biography

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.

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.