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Seoul Bureau Chief and East Asia Correspondent — NPR
Covers:  culture, politics, state government, technology, innovation
Doesn't Cover: finance, gadget reviews

Seoul-based correspondent @NPRNews, covering Koreas and Japan. @npralltech, @TexasTribune & #Mizzou alum. Texan. Eater. Y2K specialist. ehu@npr.org.

Elise Hu's Biography

Elise Hu covers technology for NPR's online and on-air platforms. She joined the public media company in 2011 to lead the digital launch of NPR's StateImpact network. A Texas native, she was previously a founding reporter at The Texas Tribune, a non-profit online news startup devoted to government and politics. While at the Tribune, Elise oversaw television partnerships and multimedia projects; contributed to The New York Times' expanded ...

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National Edward R. Murrow Award

2010 - Best Use of Video
In recognition of what the Association terms "outstanding achievements in electronic journalism."

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism

2010 - Watchdog Journalism
The Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism recognizes groundbreaking journalists in their quest to help communities understand and address important issues through creativity and the use of digital tools.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

My parents had a Brother brand typewriter when I was in elementary school. I thought it was pretty cool except I am a mess with whiteout.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter.

Why did you become a journalist?

Because I'm a junkie for new experiences.

Target Hack A Tipping Point In Moving Away From Magnetic Stripes

npr.org — After the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches compromised credit card data of more than 70 million American consumers, the banking and retail industries are coming to a consensus to move away from the swipe and signature system to the much more secure chip and PIN process available around the world.

Need Fake Friends For Your Wedding? In S. Korea, You Can Hire Them

wnyc.org — · by Elise Hu From Weddings and baby showers are real life milestones to spend with your actual loved ones. True, but in South Korea, a cottage industry exists to help real people find fake friends to fill seats at such life rituals.

Need Fake Friends For Your Wedding? In S. Korea, You Can Hire Them

npr.org — Weddings and baby showers are real life milestones to spend with your actual loved ones. True, but in South Korea, a cottage industry exists to help real people find fake friends to fill seats at such life rituals.
Aug 05, 2015

RT @alyssaedes: Need fake friends to fill the seats at your real wedding? In South Korea, no problem. n.pr/1IQW4F2 via @MorningEdition, @elisewho

Aug 05, 2015

RT @alyssaedes: Need fake friends to fill the seats at your real wedding? In South Korea, no problem. n.pr/1IQW4F2 via @MorningEdition, @elisewho

Aug 05, 2015

Need Fake Friends For Your Wedding? In S. Korea, You Can Hire Them n.pr/1IQW4F2

Aug 05, 2015

The @NPR story from the time we crashed a Korean wedding but no one noticed, cuz 30 of the guests were fake friends npr.org/sections/paral…

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Keeping Alive The Korean Love For Hiking, Thousands Of Miles From Korea

wnyc.org — · by Elise Hu and Shereen Marisol Meraji From Mountains cover 70 percent of the Korean peninsula, and in South Korea, an estimated 1 in 3 Koreans goes hiking more than once a month. Over the past few decades, hiking has become way more than a weekend activity.

Keeping Alive The Korean Love For Hiking, Thousands Of Miles From Korea

npr.org — Mountains cover 70 percent of the Korean peninsula, and in South Korea, an estimated 1 in 3 Koreans goes hiking more than once a month. Over the past few decades, hiking has become way more than a weekend activity. It's part of the Korean national identity.
Jul 19, 2015

In the Mountains of LA it's common to hear Korean mixed with the sounds of nature. @elisewho and I tell you why: npr.org/sections/codes…

Jul 19, 2015

RT @RadioMirage: In the Mountains of LA it's common to hear Korean mixed with the sounds of nature. @elisewho and I tell you why: npr.org/sections/codes…

Jul 19, 2015

RT @DoualyX: "Nature was their only solace... one of those places where... you didn't feel isolated." n.pr/1LTMR1J via @elisewho @RadioMirage

Jul 19, 2015

RT @RadioMirage: In Mountains of #LA it’s common to hear Korean mixed w/sounds of nature. @elisewho & I tell you why npr.org/sections/codes…

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What Burritos And Sandwiches Can Teach Us About Innovation

npr.org — When you slap some meat inside two slices of bread, you have a sandwich, at least according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which enforces the safety and labeling of meat and poultry. "We're talking about a traditional closed-face sandwich," says Mark Wheeler, who works in food safety at the USDA.

Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes

wnyc.org — What happens when one of the most notorious hacking companies gets hacked? That's the situation unfolding for one Italian company, which sells surveillance software to governments across the globe.

Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes

npr.org — What happens when one of the most notorious hacking companies gets hacked? That's the situation unfolding for one Italian company, which sells surveillance software to governments across the globe.
Jul 06, 2015

#Tech: Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes ow.ly/311I69

Do Try This At Home: Three Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

wabe.org — This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series , top chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips - taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

Do Try This At Home: Three Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

kalw.org — This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series , top chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips - taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.
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Aug 26, 2015

RT @ShawnRTV6: How Alison Parker & Adam Ward should be remembered instead of the horrific video [via New York Daily News] http://t.co/KoNjJ…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @Reuters: BREAKING NEWS: Two Virginia television journalists dead after gunfire rings out during interview at shopping plaza

Aug 26, 2015

The msg of this '06 memo to NPR staff is strong, but what I like most is that it articulates a clear vision, period current.org/2015/08/jay-ke…

Aug 25, 2015

@nickfountain Oh I thought it was like the Cheers bar where I could keep a running tab going for all my Maryland Clam Chowders

Aug 25, 2015

RT @SCMP_News: #ChinaMarkets Live - Shanghai crashes to end at 8-month low, Index falls under key 3,000 level at day's end. #stocks ow.ly/RkitK


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