Elise Hu

Elise Hu is a reporter who covers the intersection of technology and culture for NPR's on-air, online and multimedia platforms.

She joined NPR in 2011 to coordinate the digital development and editorial vision for the StateImpact network, a state government reporting project focused on member stations.

Before joining NPR, she was one of the founding reporters who helped launch The Texas Tribune, a non-profit digital news startup devoted to politics and public policy. While at the Tribune, Hu oversaw television partnerships and multimedia projects; contributed to The New York Times' expanded Texas coverage and pushed for editorial innovation across platforms.

An honors graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia's School of Journalism, she previously worked as the state political reporter for KVUE-TV in Austin, WYFF-TV in Greenville, SC, and reported from Asia for the Taipei Times.

Her work has earned a Gannett Foundation Award for Innovation in Watchdog Journalism, a National Edward R. Murrow award for best online video, beat reporting awards from the Texas Associated Press and The Austin Chronicle once dubiously named her the "Best TV Reporter Who Can Write."

Outside of work, Hu is an adviser to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, where she keeps up with emerging media and technology as a panelist for the Knight News Challenge.

Follow her on Twitter @elisewho.

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4:37pm

Wed October 23, 2013
All Tech Considered

U.K. Official Urges U.S. Government To Adopt A Digital Core

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 5:43 pm

Mike Bracken is executive director of digital for the U.K. government.
Lisbon Council Flickr

3:37pm

Mon October 21, 2013
All Tech Considered

The HealthCare.gov 'Tech Surge' Is Racing Against The Clock

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 9:10 am

HealthCare.gov has been plagued with problems since the health insurance exchange site opened Oct. 1.
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

A "tech surge" is underway to help clean up the code of the error-plagued HealthCare.gov site.

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12:28pm

Fri October 18, 2013
All Tech Considered

Tech Week That Was: Surveillance Scope, Apple's Retail Hire

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 1:59 pm

Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts is moving to Apple, where she will head the company's retail division.
Mark Lennihan AP

It's time for your Friday week in review, a look at the big headlines and conversation in the tech and culture space.

ICYMI

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10:08am

Fri October 11, 2013
All Tech Considered

Tech Week That Was: Health Site Stumbling, Twitter's Roots

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 10:53 am

Twitter Chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey.
Bill Pugliano Getty Images

It's Friday, which means we're rounding up the tech headlines and our NPR coverage of technology and culture this week.

ICYMI

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11:33am

Tue October 8, 2013
All Tech Considered

Solved: The Minds Behind The 'NSA' Billboard Reveal Themselves

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 1:32 pm

The reveal.
BitTorrent

Someone's taken credit for the shadowy billboard on the 101 Freeway near San Francisco — a plain white sign with black text reading, "Your Data Should Belong To The NSA." We wondered about it last week and got some interesting theories in the comments.

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