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Washington, DC
Tech and Culture Reporter — NPR
Covers:  Culture, Politics, State Government, Technology, Innovation
Doesn't Cover: Finance, Gadget Reviews

Wanderlusty reporter @NPRNews, covering tech/culture. @TexasTribune & #Mizzou alum. Political junkie. Texan. Eater. 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.

Innovation: A Mason Jar Radio With One Station Only

kuow.org — Mason jars have been riding a huge wave of popularity thanks to hipsters who embrace them for pickling projects, cake containers and all sorts of craft creations. Now, two engineers from Brooklyn are turning Mason jars into simple sound machines, to play your favorite FM radio station.

Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

wvpublic.org — How will technology and gaming need to change to be welcoming for women? We've been exploring the issue for years. This week, the debate rages anew with a development out of Silicon Valley, and a new chapter in the still raging Gamergate controversy.

Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

kcur.org — How will technology and gaming need to change to be welcoming for women? We've been exploring the issue for years. This week, the debate rages anew with a development out of Silicon Valley, and a new chapter in the still raging Gamergate controversy.

Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

npr.org — How will technology and gaming need to change to be welcoming for women? We've been exploring the issue for years. This week, the debate rages anew with a development out of Silicon Valley, and a new chapter in the still raging Gamergate controversy.

Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

wabe.org — How will technology and gaming need to change to be welcoming for women? We've been exploring the issue for years. This week, the debate rages anew with a development out of Silicon Valley, and a new chapter in the still raging Gamergate controversy.

Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

wnyc.org — How will technology and gaming need to change to be welcoming for women? We've been exploring the issue for years. This week, the debate rages anew with a development out of Silicon Valley, and a new chapter in the still raging Gamergate controversy.

How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

wesa.fm — This story is part of the New Boom series on millennials in America. Millennials are spending - and giving away their cash - a lot differently than previous generations, and that's changing the game for giving, and for the charities that depend on it. Scott Harrison's group, Charity: Water, is a prime example.

Snapchat And Dropbox Breaches Are Really Third-Party-App Breaches

wabe.org — What can get lost in a flurry of news about Dropbox and Snapchat getting hacked is that the companies themselves deny they were hacked at all. They're not lying. Technically speaking, Dropbox's servers did not get breached. Snapchat's didn't either. Photos and log-in credentials apparently leaked from third-party sites and apps that piggyback on these services.

Snapchat And Dropbox Breaches Are Really Third-Party-App Breaches

kuow.org — What can get lost in a flurry of news about Dropbox and Snapchat getting hacked is that the companies themselves deny they were hacked at all. They're not lying. Technically speaking, Dropbox's servers did not get breached. Snapchat's didn't either. Photos and log-in credentials apparently leaked from third-party sites and apps that piggyback on these services.

Snapchat And Dropbox Breaches Are Really Third-Party-App Breaches

kcur.org — What can get lost in a flurry of news about Dropbox and Snapchat getting hacked is that the companies themselves deny they were hacked at all. They're not lying. Technically speaking, Dropbox's servers did not get breached. Snapchat's didn't either. Photos and log-in credentials apparently leaked from third-party sites and apps that piggyback on these services.
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Oct 21, 2014

@ElaheIzadi in our newsroom we have been wishing for an "in between" shot instead of just before and after, so we can better analyze

Oct 21, 2014

They say these are pics of Renee Zellweger, but really hard to tell: gawker.com/here-are-some-… via @gawker ht @reevehamilton

Oct 21, 2014

@Wisemeister kind of? I mainly remember that guy in our hallway who ate a Subway footlong every day and we had to smell it

Oct 21, 2014

Abramson is "2nd consecutive exec editor of NYT to go from 1 of the most powerful positions in journ to a startup." mashable.com/2014/10/21/jil…

Oct 20, 2014

My personal blogpost from 2009, the nite we launched @texastribune: "Nothing short of a series of small miracles." heyelise.com/2009/11/04/eme…

Oct 20, 2014

If you're a journo who hasn't been involved in the founding of a startup news org, try it. It's the most fun. @TexasTribune now 5 yrs old!

Oct 20, 2014

NYT ex ed Jill A pitching a news startup MT @caseymcdermott: Abramson says she'd handle recruiting, editing, conceptualizing stories.

Oct 20, 2014

serial podcast is so hot rt now RT @ericalryan: What makes @serial so fascinating is it's not just a story -- it's the story of a story.



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