I’m Newley Purnell, an American journalist based in Bangkok. My work has run in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, on Bloomberg News, and more.
In May 2013 I completed my master’s in business and economics journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. I was fortunate to be a Gray International Reporting Fellow.
My Journalism page has links to some of my stories.
Mobile phone, Thailand (GMT +7:00): +66 (0)86-064-4676
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Newley.com posts are also published on Tumblr.
I earned a BA in English from Emory University, where I played on the varsity soccer team. After graduation, I received a certificate in book and magazine publishing from New York University. Then I worked as an editorial assistant at Random House and as a Web strategist in Washington, DC.
You can find interviews with me on the following sites:
- Thailand-Based Journalists Talk Social Media [Jon Russell/Asian Correspondent]
- Where Are Thailand’s Red Shirt Protests Headed? [The Atlantic]
- Interview with Newley Purnell: On Bangkok’s Political Crisis and Travel to Thailand [World Hum]
- Newley Purnell’s Muck Rack Interview [Muck Rack]
About this site
You can find links to various sites I like on my links page.
In blog posts, I occasionally link to books or other items on Amazon.com using a personal affiliate link. This means that if you click through and buy the item, I receive a small referral fee.
I post whenever time allows, and often share links via my Twitter feed.
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.
- Newley.com runs on the WordPress content management system.
- My Web host is DreamHost.
- I use the Mac-only MarsEdit desktop blog editor.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.
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 September 2, 2013.