Steve Henn was Marketplace’s technology and innovation reporter until December 2011. He filed stories for the entire Marketplace portfolio.  In addition, Henn occasionally acted as the back-up host for Marketplace Tech Report.

Henn filed his first story for Marketplace from rural Zimbabwe in 1996. He was hired full time in the Washington D.C. bureau in 2000.  Before that, he biked across the country with his future wife and worked at several small local newspapers.

Henn loves that fact that Marketplace gives him the opportunity to speak with smart interesting people, who are incredibly passionate about what they do. One of his favorite projects was in collaboration with America Radio Works, Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and the Center for Public Integrity where he worked on several year-long projects to expose how lobbyists and private interest groups were paying for lavish trips for members of Congress and their staff.

Henn was part of the team that won a Peabody at Marketplace in 2000. He has also won a Gracie award for his coverage of women’s issues in the workplace. In addition, Henn has been awarded an Edward R. Murrow for national investigative reporting, several IRE awards and was honored in 2006 by the National Press Club Foundation with the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting on Congress.

Henn holds a Bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and received his Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. 

Features By Steve Henn

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Can you spot the fake reviews?

It seems that sites like Yelp are getting less and less useful. Whenever I'm searching online for a new Indian restaurant or a hotel I'm hit wit...
Posted In: reviews
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These are the droids you are looking for

If you've been waiting for just the right time to buy an official Stormtrooper costume, get ready. A UK court just ruled against Lucasfilm, which...
Posted In: Entertainment, intellectual property, Law, Star Wars
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Wal-Mart joins the streaming movie party

Tuesday, Wal-Mart announced it would start streaming movies, thanks to the streaming service Vudu, which the big box retailer acquired last year....
Posted In: business, Entertainment, movies, netflix, Walmart
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GigU: College's & universities want to jack your download speeds!!!

Research-smeesearch! This story in the New York Times means just two things: faster pirated movies!!! More stolen music!!!!...
Posted In: Education, Entertainment, piracy
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Tracking Anonymous

The FBI has been raiding alleged members of the hacking collective Anonymous in recent weeks. This morning, Wired's Threat Level blogs unearthed...
Posted In: anonymous, FBI, government, security
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NSA & cell phone tracking

This guy say you don't need to join a hacker collective before federal agents can follow your trail in cyber space....
Posted In: Congress, government, mobile, nsa, privacy, security
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Netflix, Facebook and the law

Netflix says it will soon start letting users share what movies they watch with all their Facebook friends. For now at least, that service will only be available in Canada and Latin America -- not in the U.S. The reason: a 23-year-old law called the Video Privacy Protection Act.
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Big tech companies go after patents

Companies like Google and Apple are in a patent war, going after smartphone patents from defunct tech firms.
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Game On!

Google searches about NFL teams and tickets spiked today after the league's owners and players came to an agreement to end the lockout. ...
Posted In: Congress, Entertainment, Google, NFL, Web Culture
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No anonymity on social networks! Why the hell not?!

Over the weekend Google+ let loose a tempest in its shiny new teapot when the company expelled folks using fake names on the social network. By all...
Posted In: advertising, Facebook, google +, search, social media, Web Culture, world

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