I won’t be posting anything here until after the new year.
In the meantime, you may be able to find me on Twitter.
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 Bangkok.)
Here’s a look back at some of my favorite posts from the last twelve months. Some entries are lighthearted, while others are more serious. At the bottom, I’ve linked to a few of my favorite pieces of non-Newley.com writing.
As you’ll see — first things first! — in March, my soccer team won our league. As the year progressed, I posted my notes from Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s speech to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand and blogged about the landmark elections in Myanmar (Burma). And who could forget what happened in May: Lady Gaga arrived in Bangkok.
In New York, I wrote briefly about some of my classes and posted my notes from three memorable talks. First, R. Glenn Hubbard and Jeffrey Liebman, economic advisors to President Obama and Mitt Romney, debated business and economics issues at Columbia. Then Bob Woodward delivered an inspirational speech to Columbia Journalism School students. And I wrote about a talk Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt gave at the 92nd Street Y.
And, finally, as the year ended, I blogged about Hurricane Sandy hitting the New York area. (Indeed, it has been quite a year: I didn’t even blog about another two significant events from the fall: President Obama’s re-election and the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings.)
For Bloomberg BNA, I covered a wide range of issues, from political reforms and economic sanctions in Myanmar to a new rare earths processing plant in Malaysia. (I would link to the pieces, but they’re subscriber-only.)
And finally, this fall I penned a couple of pieces for Covering Business, a Columbia Journalism school Web site. One offered tips for business journalists who want to freelance abroad. The other was about covering tourism industry shocks.
Thanks, as ever, for reading. I always welcome feedback, so feel free to leave a comment or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
* As I noted earlier, I was happy to see that the nostalgia story was included in WSJ Scene Asia‘s list of their top Asian travel stories of the year.
**Links to all of my stories are on my Journalism page.
This modest site is recommended as part of a boxed text feature on Bangkok sites called “The Inside Scoop.”
Some of the other blogs mentioned include 2Bangkok, Austin Bush Photography, Patrick Winn’s Global Post blog, and Greg Jorgensen’s Greg to Differ. (You can find more Thailand-related blogs on my Links page.)
You may recall that Newley.com appeared in Lonely Planet’s last edition, as well. I am honored.
(Image: Richard Barrow.)
I won’t be posting anything here until the week of Jan. 9.
You might catch me on Twitter before then, though.
If you’re looking for something to read, check out the recent stories I link to from my Journalism page.
Or click over to the Popular Posts page for evergreen Newley.com posts.
I hope you have an excellent holiday season. Thanks, as ever, for reading.
A few quick programming notes, now that things have slowed down a bit following Thailand’s recent election.
The vote attracted global attention, and Newley.com has some new readers.
So here’s a reminder of what you can find here, and as well as a few ways to connect with me elsewhere.
I’ve also started linking to many of my pieces on the right side of every page, under the “selected recent stories” heading.
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That’s it for now. Thanks, as ever, for reading.
(Cartoon via The New Yorker‘s Cartoonbank.com.)
As 2010 comes to a close, here’s a quick re-cap of this year’s most popular Newley.com posts.
Due to the events in Thailand over the past several months, it will come as no surprise that many of the more than 61,000 people who visited Newley.com in 2010 accessed material related to the red shirt protests and Thai politics. Some of these posts included:
Some of the most popular non-red shirt-related posts included:
Thanks, as ever, for reading.
I have devoted numerous posts to Thailand’s ongoing political instability of late, often linking to various media reports. But I realized that I have neglected, in recent months, to point to some of my own stories. So here’s a re-cap:
I cannot link to my BNA stories here since they’re subscriber-only, but some recent topics I have covered include:
I also recent wrote a recent story for AFP about Thai rice farmers and free trade. You can see the piece on the Jakarta Globe site here. It ran on March 7.
And, finally, I have written a number of fun travel/lifestyle stories for CNNGo.com of late. Here are a few: