About + Contact

I’m Newley Purnell, a Wall Street Journal reporter covering tech in Asia. I’m based in Singapore.

Here’s my official bio:

Newley Purnell is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal based in Singapore, where he covers technology throughout Southeast Asia. He focuses on startups, trends, and the battle for digital reach in countries with some of the world’s largest populations.
Before joining in 2014, Mr. Purnell was a Bangkok-based freelance journalist, contributing to The Journal, Quartz, NewYorker.com, The New York Times, and more. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Emory University and a Master’s in business and economics journalism from Columbia University, where he was a Gray International Reporting Fellow. He was born in Eugene, Oregon.

This WSJ.com page contains links to some of my recent stories. And my Journalism page here on Newley.com has links to some of my work from before I joined the Journal.

I am married to the amazing Anasuya Sanyal.

Contact

Personal email: newley [AT] gmail.com

For news tips: newley.purnell [AT] wsj.com

Work phone (GMT +8): +65-6415-4133

Personal mobile phone: +65-8133-2978

Here are details on how to reach me using PGP and secure messaging apps.

Social media

Follow me on Twitter at @newley. There’s also a Twitter feed for all Newley.com blog posts: @newleydotcom.

In addition, you can subscribe to my public Facebook updates.

Newley.com posts are also published on Tumblr.

Here’s the Newley.com RSS feed.

My background

I earned a BA in English from Emory University, where I played on the varsity soccer team, and a master’s in business and economics journalism at Columbia University in New York. At Columbia, I was fortunate to be a Gray International Reporting Fellow.

Here’s a Feb. 2015 interview I did with the Journalism School’s Covering Business website.

About this site

I registered Newley.com in 1999, began posting material on the site in 2001, and have been blogging consistently since January 2002. Here are the archives.

Over the years, Newley.com has been mentioned in blogs like BoingBoing, as well as by Lonely Planet, in print and online. Here are some of my most popular posts.

Links

You can find links to various sites I like on my links page.

In blog posts I published through the end of 2013, I occasionally linked to books or other items on Amazon.com using a personal affiliate link. This meant if you clicked through and bought the item, I received a small referral fee. I no longer use such links.

Posting schedule

I post whenever time allows, and often share links via my Twitter feed.

Disclaimer

This blog contains my personal thoughts. My postings do not represent the views of my employers or any other groups. Also, a formatting note: Unless otherwise stated, bold font added to quoted material in my posts indicates my emphasis, not the author’s.

Site Tools

  • Newley.com runs on the WordPress content management system.
  • My Web host is DreamHost.
  • I use the Mac-only MarsEdit desktop blog editor.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.

Feedback

I welcome feedback via comments on individual posts and via email. I delete comments that I think don’t add anything constructive to the site.

Thanks for visiting.

This page was last updated June 15, 2015.

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