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)

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Tesla's China plant will serve the world's biggest electric car market

Jul 11, 2018
This week, Tesla announced its plans to build a plant in Shanghai amid trade tensions between the U.S. and China
A view of a fully electric Tesla car on an assembly line at the new Tesla Motors car factory in Tilburg, the Netherlands, during the opening and launch of the new factory, on Aug. 22, 2013.
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Why Uber and others see a billion-dollar future in e-scooters

Uber's recent investment in Lime scooters is part of a deal that values the company at $1.1 billion.
Electric scooters of the US company Lime are pictured on a sidewalk in Paris during their launching day on June 22, 2018. 
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Making the web easier to access for people with disabilities

Innovation is a big buzzword in the tech community, but that doesn't always mean innovation for people with disabilities.
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What's Dell up to? Going public again

Jul 6, 2018
The personal computing giant will go public after 5 years as a private company.
Dell CEO Michael Dell delivers a keynote address during the 2013 Oracle Open World conference on Sept. 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
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The International Space Station has an AI assistant. No ... it's not evil

CIMON, a floating AI robot will help astronauts on the International Space Station.
Matthias Biniok with CIMON.
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Is Bitcoin a currency, security or commodity? Depends who you ask

Jul 3, 2018
Bitcoin has a bit of an identity crisis when it comes to regulatory frameworks.
A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency, bitcoin, alongside U.S. dollars.
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Why streaming services sail in to save TV's castaways

If your favorite show gets canned on network television, there may be hope yet, thanks to the internet.
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VidCon general manager: Online video is about more than just YouTube

The popular online video conference is trying to highlight other platforms, like Twitch and LinkedIn.
YouTube displayed a giant play button with the names of creators chosen to work with the company at VidCon.
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YouTube tries to make nice with its creators

Jun 22, 2018
Many are unhappy with how the site pays them.
The YouTube and Netflix app logos are seen on a television screen.
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