What I’ve Been up to This Summer

I’ve had quite a twelve months. After completing an intensive nine-month master’s in business and economics journalism at Columbia in late May, I embarked on an equally memorable, though shorter, experience: a ten week internship at Bloomberg News‘s headquarters here in New York. I finished at Bloomberg last Friday. It was a fantastic experience. This […]

Jim Stewart on the NYT’s Future Following the WaPo Sale

I was lucky enough to study with Jim Stewart at Columbia this year, and I always look forward to reading his New York Times column, called “Common Sense.” In his stories, Stewart often examines complex business and economics issues by focusing on facts and evidence and questioning conventional wisdom. His latest column, which ran Friday, […]

Thai Amnesty Bill Clears Lower House

A quick follow up on the protests in Thailand I mentioned a few days back: The AP reports: Thai lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a controversial bill to grant amnesty to people charged with political offenses during turmoil that began with a 2006 military coup. The lower house of parliament voted 300 to 124 […]

Bezos Paid 17 Times Adjusted Profit for the Washington Post

Bloomberg reports today: Jeff Bezos’s purchase of the Washington Post may look like a steal, yet it came at a rich valuation that newspapers such as the New York Times Co. (NYT) may only dream of obtaining. The founder of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) plunked down $250 million for the Post newspaper division, about 17 times […]

Thailand Protests: More to Come This Week?

The AP reports: Thailand’s capital braced Sunday for possible unrest in the week ahead, with street protests expected over moves in parliament that could eventually lead to a pardon for ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. As many as 2,000 protesters calling themselves the People’s Army Against the Thaksin Regime turned up Sunday for a peaceful […]