About + Contact

I’m Newley Purnell, Southeast Asia Tech Reporter for The Wall Street Journal. I’m based in Singapore.

My Journalism page has links to some of my stories.

I am married to the amazing Anasuya Sanyal.


Email: newley [AT] gmail.com

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

Mobile phone, Singapore (GMT +8): +65-8133-2978

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 connect subscribe to my public Facebook updates.

Newley.com posts are also published on Tumblr.

Here’s my 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.


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.


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

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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 May 17, 2015.