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Lauren Hockenson

San Francisco
Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  facebook, video games, iphone, gadgets, startups, apple, google, web culture, mobile

The Internet equivalent of a Gal About Town for @WatchVRV. I run @Nomatterscast. Featured Contributor @Femsplain. I promise I'm nice in real life.

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Connected techie and word nerd with a passion for gadgets and a leisure library of old school video games.

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paying job in journalism was working for my local alt weekly, Sacramento News and Review. It was also my first succesful pitch!

How is social media changing news?

Social media is moving the news cycle into hyperspeed. It forces journalists to remain alert to constantly keep up, a tremendous task.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Being a journalist is about uncovering stories the world needs to see, and to educate readers on everything around them.