How I’ve helped with our Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 coverage

Yesterday marked three weeks since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing. For the latest news, keep an eye on our streaming MH370 updates. Meanwhile, I spent some in time Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere helping with our coverage, and wanted to share a few of the stories I worked on. First, I helped out with an […]

Belatedly, my story on Singapore startups

Silicon Valley East? My @WSJD story on venture capital flowing to Singapore’s startups: http://t.co/LrUzFMfD46 pic.twitter.com/5Qaqo5bcUp — Newley Purnell (@newley) February 26, 2014 I’ve been remiss in sharing some of my recent stories here. In case you you missed it last month, I wrote an in-depth piece on Singapore’s increasingly lively startup scene. Click through for […]

Programming note: I’ve joined The Wall Street Journal

Friends, I’m delighted to tell you that I’ve joined The Wall Street Journal/WSJD. (I tweeted the news a few weeks back, and wanted to share it here, as well.) I’ll be working as Tech Reporter, Southeast Asia, based in Singapore. I’m excited to work with some of the very smartest people in the journalism world, […]

A round-up of some of my recent Quartz stories

Some posts you might’ve missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter, where I self-promote link to my work more often: A Chinese province is trying to solve its labor problems with robots Thailand’s latest political crisis is ratings gold for its many partisan TV stations How do you disrupt the finances of an Islamist […]

A round-up of some of my recent Quartz stories

Just briefly, I wanted to share some stories I’ve written for Quartz of late: Who’s behind the mysterious string of bombings in Myanmar? A Thai beer tycoon wants to build a massive indoor snow park in Bangkok Today’s IHT is officially an artifact. Here are 8 memorable front pages Why Thailand gave up its dream […]

Self-Promotion: My NewYorker.com Story is on the Site’s ‘Most Popular’ List

I’m delighted that my recent NewYorker.com story, which I mentioned earlier, has made it to the site’s “most popular” list; the piece has been shared one thousand times on Facebook and has been Tweeted sixty times. The list is visible on the right side of the home page, pictured above.