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.
I am married to the amazing Anasuya Sanyal.
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
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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
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.
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.
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- 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 October 3, 2015.