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Marissa Lang

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Covers:  Tech, tech culture, diversity, Bay Area, San Francisco, startups, Twitter, Reddit, Square, techies, entrepreneurs, hackers, women in tech

Tech & the evolving face of the Bay Area for @SFChronicle. Perpetual wanderluster. Chronic code-switcher. Forever New Yorker. Proud latinx. She/her. RT=🤔

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Biography

Marissa Lang is an award-winning bilingual journalist covering the intersection of tech and culture for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Previously, she has written about the city of Sacramento for the Sacramento Bee; social and criminal justice and same-sex marriage for the Salt Lake Tribune; and br...

What was your first job as a journalist?

As a 19-year-old intern, I covered crime, scandal, the news of the day and news of the weird for the New York Post — my hometown newspaper.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. My grandparents had a typewriter that I used to type up school assignments. I remember thinking it was way cooler than a computer.

How is social media changing news?

"When is your deadline?" "Now."

Awards

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2009 - Feature Writing, In-Depth Reporting
Won first place in two categories for the same story: "A reluctant advocate." The story ran on the front page of the University of Maryland's student-run, independent newspaper, The Diamondback.