"When you do [a story] this big, it's really easy to get swept up into things. It's a rollercoaster that you kind of have to ride. There are really good times and there are really difficult times."
Lindsey Smith of Michigan Radio was one of the first reporters to break the story of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which she uncovered in stacks of paperwork and lab results. We spoke to her about investigating local stories, reporting on health and environment stories, and how to practice self-care as a journalist. "Take care of yourself. Make sure [the] people you work with watch your back."