Stephanie Hughes

Producer

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Stephanie Hughes is the producer of Marketplace Tech, which examines the growing digital economy and looks at how technology is changing the work we do every day. She’s reported on topics including the effectiveness of technology used by schools to prevent violence, startups that translate global climate data for homebuyers, and why theater majors are getting jobs writing for chatbots.

Previously, she worked as a producer for Bloomberg, where she covered finance, technology, and economics. Before that, she worked as the senior producer for “Maryland Morning,” broadcast on WYPR, the NPR affiliate in Baltimore. She’s also reported for other media outlets, including NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “The Takeaway,” and Salon.

At WYPR, she helped produce the year-long, multi-platform series “The Lines Between Us,” which won a 2014 duPont-Columbia Award. She’s also interested in using crowdsourcing to create online projects, such as this interactive map of flags around Maryland, made from listener contributions.

A native of southern Delaware, Stephanie graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in communications, studying at the Annenberg School. Before she found her way to radio, she worked in the children’s division of the publishing house Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

 

Latest Stories (141)

Bill Gates: "Our values do change what gets funded in this economy"

Sep 15, 2020
The Gates Foundation is helping match vaccine developers with manufacturers to help distribute a COVID-19 vaccine equitably.
Bill Gates speaks during All In WA: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief on June 24 in Washington.
Getty Images for All In WA

For some caregiver positions, only coronavirus survivors need apply

Aug 5, 2020
As families turn to nannies for child care, some are screening candidates by whether they've had COVID-19, hoping they won't bring the virus into the home.
More parents are turning to child care providers who have had the coronavirus. Survivors may be immune to new infection, the thinking goes.
Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Machines need to be funny if they want to sell us stuff

Dec 19, 2019
Tech companies are hiring entertainers to make their chatbots nimble and witty.
The Quartz chatbot is displayed on a cellphone above streams of binary code in this photo illustration.
Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

Schools spend billions on security measures. But which ones are effective?

Nov 21, 2019
They're paying for high-tech software and bulletproof whiteboards. But there's no evidence what prevents shootings.
Athena software looks for images of weapons at a mall. Next to the computer, a fake gun used by the startup in a film shoot.
Stephanie Huges/Marketplace

What needs to happen for movies to work in virtual reality?

May 1, 2019
The Tribeca Film Festival is giving filmmakers and fans a chance to try VR experiences.
A viewer uses a virtual reality headset at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Stephanie Hughes / Marketplace

Why advertising is no longer the holy grail of tech revenue

Aug 3, 2018
This tech earnings season, services, gadgets, and the cloud won. Advertising ... took a hit.
A picture taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of Google displayed on computers' screens. 
LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

Lessons from the financial crisis: risks, regrets, and learning to say "this is enough"

Aug 1, 2018
Chef and entrepreneur Peter Hoffman says there are risks he didn't take, "but there’s also the work towards coming to accept that — this is enough."
A view of chef Peter Hoffman outside his former restaurant Savoy.
Courtesy Peter Hoffman

How to be a social media star for a living

Jul 18, 2018
"As influencers, we are walking ad space," Troy Solomon says.
YouTube displayed a giant play button with the names of creators chosen to work with the company at VidCon.
(Marketplace/ Eve Troeh)

Twitter is in a big game of "bot or not"

The proportion of fake users, or bots, on Twitter may be higher than previously thought.
This photo illustration taken on March 23, 2018 shows Twitter logos on a computer screen in Beijing.
NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images

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