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.
Answering the question of why a toy company would want to own a movie studio.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, pollution
The U.S. and China are drawing a line in the sand on greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted In: China, World Trade Organization
Here's what it says and why it matters.
Posted In: Wall Street bonuses, stock exchange
It’s that time of year again: Wall Street bonus season.
Posted In: trademark, disney, Deadmau5
A face-off is taking place between two famous mice: Mickey Mouse and Deadmau5.
Posted In: cookies, AT&T, Verizon, targeted adds
Supercookies are hard to detect and some can't be turned off.
Posted In: Publicis Groupe, ad agency, Facebook, Google, sapient
Will the ad giant's purchase of a US digital ad specialist be worth the money?
Posted In: C-suite, diversity, workforce, workplace diversity, social progress
"I'm proud to be gay" - Apple CEO Tim Cook writes. But where's the diversity in the C-suite?
Posted In: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, 1 billion, billion, WhatsApp, instagram
Mark Zuckerberg says it's the benchmark for turning Facebook's products into meaningful businesses.
Posted In: Africa, jack lew, power africa
Why did the Treasury Secretary cross the Atlantic? To do business.