Why Michael Wolff is Wrong about Columbia Journalism School

I’ve been meaning, for several months, to provide an update on my experiences here at Columbia Journalism School. I didn’t expect that my impetus to write would come today in the form of a Michael Wolff column in USA TODAY. But here goes. Wolff argues that the J-School’s recent appointment of Steve Coll as the […]

Some of My Favorite Email Newsletters

Last fall I began using email newsletters* to keep abreast of the day’s biggest business and economics stories. Since I’ve been spending a lot of time in class, mostly away from news sites, I’ve come to appreciate these daily email compilations. Here are a few I like: Reuters Counterparties. This “curated snapshot of the best […]

A Look Back at 2012: Some Notable Posts and Stories

2012 has been a memorable year for me. In addition to writing some stories that I’m quite proud of, I departed Thailand after six years to begin studying for my Master’s in Business and Economics Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School in New York City. (I’m on winter break now and am writing this from […]

Self-Promotion: New Story on Freelancing Abroad

With all of my recent Hurricane Sandy blogging and Twitter curation posts, I neglected to point out a story I wrote last month for Covering Business, a Columbia J-School Web site devoted to business journalism. The piece is called “Freelancing Abroad: 5 Tips for Business Journalists.” Enjoy. (And have a look around the rest of […]

Programming Note: I’m Off to NYC for Nine Months

Some news to share, friends: Next week I’m leaving Bangkok to spend nine months in New York, where I’ll be pursuing my master’s in journalism at Columbia University. I’ll be in the MA program, which is designed for experienced journalists to focus, in depth, on one area of study. I’ll be in the business and […]

Self-Promotion: New WSJ Story on All Things Vintage Thailand

I know I said I wouldn’t be posting anything until next week, but I wanted to break my brief radio silence to point out that I have a story online and in the print edition of today’s Wall Street Journal Weekend Journal. It’s called “Exploring Thailand’s Taste for Nostalgia,” and features some excellent photos by […]

Self-Promotion: New WSJ Southeast Asia Real Time Story about Facebook’s Popularity in Bangkok

The story is here, and begins: There are more Facebook users in Bangkok than in any other world city. That is the somewhat surprising finding of a global ranking of the social networking behemoth’s users based on their metropolitan areas. Bangkok has some 8.68 million Facebook users, followed by Jakarta (7.43 million) and Istanbul (7.07 […]