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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
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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.

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Twitter.

Why did you become a journalist?

Because I'm a junkie for new experiences.

Japanese 'Naked' Festivals Keep Centuries-Old Tradition Alive

kpbs.org — Japan is home to many local festivals, but some of the best known are the ones in which men run and jump around nearly naked - not for dirty reasons, but for ancient religious ones. The hadaka matsuri or "naked festival" dates back centuries in Japan.

Japanese 'Naked' Festivals Keep Centuries-Old Tradition Alive

npr.org — Japan is home to many local festivals, but some of the best known are the ones in which men run and jump around nearly naked - not for dirty reasons, but for ancient religious ones. The hadaka matsuri or "naked festival" dates back centuries in Japan.

In A Rare Speech, Japan's Emperor Hints At Abdicating

news.wjct.org — Japan's emperor is hinting he wants to leave the Chrysanthemum Throne. 82-year-old Emperor Akihito gave a rare televised address Monday - only his second in history - in which he reflected on his advancing age, the tough daily schedule of his ceremonial post and the toll it was taking on his health.

In A Rare Speech, Japan's Emperor Hints At Abdicating

wksu.org — Japan's emperor is hinting he wants to leave the Chrysanthemum Throne. 82-year-old Emperor Akihito gave a rare televised address Monday - only his second in history - in which he reflected on his advancing age, the tough daily schedule of his ceremonial post and the toll it was taking on his health.

In A Rare Speech, Japan's Emperor Hints At Abdicating

npr.org — Japan's emperor is hinting he wants to leave the Chrysanthemum Throne. 82-year-old Emperor Akihito gave a rare televised address Monday - only his second in history - in which he reflected on his advancing age, the tough daily schedule of his ceremonial post and the toll it was taking on his health.

For Women In Korean Pop, 'Making It' Can Mean A Makeover

wpr.org — Seoul is the home of Korean pop music, or K-pop, which is quickly becoming one of Korea's biggest exports. It's a multibillion dollar industry that, for the last decade, has been dominated by girl groups. Management agencies churn out groups that look alike and embody a girlish, doe-eyed innocence.

For Women In Korean Pop, 'Making It' Can Mean A Makeover

news.wjct.org — Seoul is the home of Korean pop music, or K-pop, which is quickly becoming one of Korea's biggest exports. It's a multibillion dollar industry that, for the last decade, has been dominated by girl groups. Management agencies churn out groups that look alike and embody a girlish, doe-eyed innocence.

For Women In Korean Pop, 'Making It' Can Mean A Makeover

npr.org — Seoul is the home of Korean pop music, or K-pop, which is quickly becoming one of Korea's biggest exports. It's a multibillion dollar industry that, for the last decade, has been dominated by girl groups. Management agencies churn out groups that look alike and embody a girlish, doe-eyed innocence.

Japan's Lunchbox Trend 'Kyaraben' Takes Lunch Prep To Another Level

kpbs.org — Packing your child's lunch calls for a whole different level of preparation in Japan. There, moms often shape ordinary lunch ingredients like ham or rice into cute little pandas, Pokemon or even famous people's faces. It's called character bento, and there's considerable pressure to produce these cute food creations.

Japan's Lunchbox Trend 'Kyaraben' Takes Lunch Prep To Another Level

npr.org — Packing your child's lunch calls for a whole different level of preparation in Japan. There, moms often shape ordinary lunch ingredients like ham or rice into cute little pandas, Pokemon or even famous people's faces. It's called character bento, and there's considerable pressure to produce these cute food creations.
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Aug 24, 2016

@priskaneely BTS: not standups so much as a scriptless assignment. we were just told to observe the environ, intvw, send back 10 mins of raw

Aug 23, 2016

Haven't had Korean food in so long, so I skipped Crusty Burger for some 된장찍개 and 몰만두, solid.

Aug 23, 2016

@ScottMSiegel haha I can read that... It's just the cover page. We need someone for the 24 pages

Aug 23, 2016

In '70, my dad wrote a handwritten acct of escaping China during the CultRev. Just got copy, finding good translator https://t.co/JDkDVE4VBB

Aug 23, 2016

There's such a global shortage on (delicious) Hibiki 17 that the Suntory prez made his mgmt team stop drinking it  https://monocle.com/magazine/issues/96/spirit-of-enterprise/ 


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