Stan Alcorn is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. He reports regularly for NPR and WNYC, where he has focused on business and the New York tech scene. He was a researcher and production assistant for Marketplace’s Economy 4.0 series with David Brancaccio until April 2012. His favorite interview for that show was speaking with Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto on creating jobs in Egypt. Alcorn previously directed multimedia content for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia Journalism School and produces documentary shorts for Danger Documentaries. In 2006, Alcorn was awarded the Writer’s Award, from the Yale Economic Review. He received his bachelor’s degree in ethics, politics and economics from Yale University.

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Features by Stan Alcorn

Gotham

Could Gotham improve Fox ratings?

How can the once unbeatable network improve its ratings this season?
Posted In: Fox, ratings, american idol

Can advertisers pressure the NFL?

We look at the power of sponsors as more distance themselves from the NFL.
Posted In: sponsorship, NFL, Anheuser-Busch

Can advertisers pressure the NFL?

We look at the power of sponsors as more distance themselves from the NFL.
Posted In: sponsorship, NFL, Anheuser-Busch, American Football, advertising

New law cracks down on businesses that ban bad reviews

A new law stops businesses from banning customers from posting bad reviews online.
Posted In: Jerry Brown, Yelp, lawsuits

HBO 'seriously considering' selling online access

Can the company risk alienating the cable TV companies who make it so profitable?
Twitter

Twitter taps the bond market

Near-zero interest rates have Twitter turning to bonds to raise cash.
Posted In: Twitter, profits, bond market

Anxieties of flying have waned... for the most part

Airlines used to struggle with a public fear of flying around September 11.
Posted In: september 11, Airlines, flying

What to do when terrorists claim your company's name

The sudden notoriety of ISIS is not welcome by businesses named, well, Isis.
Posted In: ISIL
Chanel fashion show

At Fashion Week, it's hard to stand out from the crowd

Designers have to work harder to get noticed at this year's Fashion Week.
Posted In: Fashion Week, Modeling, New York City

Meet the videogame millionaire

Charles Forman was down to $1,700. Then, overnight, he became very, very rich.
Posted In: app store, phone games

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