Sarah Lai Stirland
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I'm a writer based in San Francisco. 

You can reach me at: stirland at gmail dot com.
My work has appeared in Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Business 2.0, CNN, Congress Daily,  Good Housekeeping, National Journal, National Public Radio's On The Media, The New York Post, POLITICO,, Red Herring, Personal Democracy Media's techPresident The Village Voice, and's widely-read Threat Level, one of Time's favorite 25 blogs.

I'm also an occasional contributor to Cult of Mac.

I've spent a lot of my career writing about technology and society. 

Before moving to San Francisco, I covered tech policy in Washington, D.C., where I followed the policymaking process both in Congress, and through the judicial system.   

I've moderated and participated in numerous panels, and local radio and television discussions around the country. (They include the inaugural  DENT 2013 conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, Personal Democracy Forum 2012 and 2013 in New York City, Netroots Nation 2013Tech Policy Summit, Public Radio International, G4 TV, XM Radio, WNYC radio, and C-Span television.)

My leading coverage of the historic 2008 presidential campaign and its unprecedented reliance on social media to influence the race  at was on the daily bookmark list of television and radio producers around the world.

As a former staff reporter at Red Herring, I was part of the team that helped win its Gold Award for "Best Online Consumer Web Site" in Folio magazine's Editorial Excellence Awards program in 2000.

I also  contributed to Gig, a book of interviews with Americans about their work. I interviewed Judith Halek, about her work as a doula. Susan Faludi singled out the interview in a Village Voice review as one of the more notable of the volume.

























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