May 14, 2012
Contact:
Cara Philbin, NPR


   

NPR UPGRADES 'ALL TECH CONSIDERED'; EXPANDS COVERAGE
ON MONDAY SERIES DURING 'ALL THINGS CONSIDERED' & BLOG

Power up! Today, NPR upgrades its technology coverage, significantly expanding both the regular weekly tech segment "All Tech Considered" and its corresponding All Tech blog. A Monday standard during All Things Considered, the series will now offer more storytelling and analysis, and also feature interactive elements on-air and online that engage the audience with the latest tech zeitgeist.

The 2.0 version of "All Tech Considered" continues offering reports that explore the intersection of technology and daily life. Every Monday, NPR tech correspondents Steve Henn in Silicon Valley, and Laura Sydell in San Francisco, along with reporters worldwide, will keep listeners up to speed on the latest developments. The revitalized series kicks off today with reports on the Facebook IPO and the shake-up at Yahoo. Anticipated features include looks at the world's largest social media market in China, a rural clinic in East Africa using apps as tools for health care, a social media advice column and a "tech attic" that spotlights the creative technology most people take for granted.

' "All Tech Considered" aims to engage and involve the audience in current tech conversations. Listeners should stay tuned for call outs soliciting audio comments that may be played on air and review submissions. In the meantime, visit http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered to submit tech questions, ideas, and feedback.

"All Tech Considered" airs Mondays during All Things Considered, NPR's signature afternoon newsmagazine. The show is hosted by Robert Siegel, Melissa Block, and Audie Cornish and reaches more than 12 million listeners weekly. To find local stations and broadcast times for the program, visit www.npr.org/stations