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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...

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@Marissa_Jae — 3,405 followers, 10,199 tweets

RT @IWMF: Rwanda is pushing gender diversity in tech. Should Silicon Valley take notes? @Marissa_Jae reports on #gender and… https://t.co/bb0xTCNE0n
RT @lizziejohnsonnn: "Over the past two decades, Rwandan women have risen from the ashes of a nation decimated by genocide to assume pos… https://t.co/8AaZxnDmhl
ICYMI: My latest front-page story (and first ever front-page photo!) on #Rwanda’s efforts to create a female friendly tech space — why it’s been so successful, and what Silicon Valley can learn. READ:  http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Rwanda-is-pushing-gender-diversity-in-tech-12496643.php  #womenintech #AfricaRising #diversity https://t.co/jHgwHAIDky
RT @GetWERKIN: Such a great piece from @Marissa_Jae - Rwanda is pushing gender diversity in tech, some companies reporting highs o… https://t.co/0DBoUbpKeV
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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.