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Otis Taylor

San Francisco
East Bay Columnist — San Francisco Chronicle

@sfchronicle metro columnist, covering Oakland and the East Bay. Thoughts: otaylor@sfchronicle.com

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At the San Francisco Chronicle, I write columns and stories about the people making California — specifically Oakland and the East Bay — an interesting place to live.

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Nov 24, 2017

The Gamecocks got their big win for the weekend. Salute. Tomorrow, the claws come out.

Nov 22, 2017

RT @KVeklerov: More than half of all traffic stops by police in Oakland are still for African Americans. In the 2010 census, they…

Nov 22, 2017

RT @otraletra: Last week, ProPublica bought dozens of rental housing ads on Facebook, but asked that *they not be shown to* certai…

Nov 22, 2017

RT @nickconfessore: This is an astonishing amount of money even by modern standards. And we don’t know what business or other interests…

Nov 22, 2017

RT @ByRosenberg: Seattle approves America's first safe-injection drug site, where people can legally use heroin, as opioid overdoses…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Sports writer.

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How is social media changing news?

It has accelerated the pace of news gathering and competition, which leads to more mistakes on breaking stories.