Hi. I’m Newley Purnell. I cover technology and business at The Wall Street Journal, based in Hong Kong. I write about how global tech companies operate in some of the world’s most populous countries.
Among the awards I have won with colleagues:
- The 2021 George Polk Award
- The 2021 Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Excellence in Business Reporting Award
- The 2022 Deadline Club Public Service Award
- “Best in Business” awards from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) for 2021 and 2020
Colleagues and I were also finalists for a 2021 Loeb Award.
How to contact me
- For news tips, you can send me email at: email@example.com. I’m also at firstname.lastname@example.org. (My personal email address is: email@example.com.)
- My mobile number is +85269099615
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- I am married to the amazing Anasuya Sanyal.
- We are owned by have an adorable dog named Ginger.
- I grew up in two remarkable places: Eastern Oregon and the South Carolina Lowcountry.
- I earned a BA in English from Emory University, where I played goalkeeper on the varsity soccer team.
- I received a master’s in business and economics journalism from Columbia University in New York. At Columbia, I was fortunate to be a Gray International Reporting Fellow.
- Some podcast interviews: In December 2019 I was on our The Journal podcast to discuss a page one story I wrote about India changing rules for U.S. tech titans. I discussed similar themes on the Asia Matters podcast. I was also on The Journal podcast in July 2020 discussing Twitter, Facebook, Google and Hong Kong, and joined in May 2021 to talk about India, Covid-19, and social media.
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.
- Over the years, Newley.com has been mentioned in popular blogs like BoingBoing and Kottke.org, as well as in Lonely Planet, in print and online.
- I mostly share links to my stories, but also post about books, summing up notable titles I’ve read in my Book Notes posts. Sometimes I delve into sports (mostly soccer) and put together HOWTO guides on gadgets, travel and more.
- Here are some of my most popular posts.
- Other stuff: I maintain a Starbucks Misspellings page to document baristas’ interpretations of my admittedly unusual name.
- 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.
- Newley.com runs on the WordPress content management system.
- My Web host is DreamHost.
- 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 April 14, 2022.