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.
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.
Posted In: housing market, housing crisis, homeowner, housing bubble, housing recovery
How homeowners historically reached the average number.
Posted In: IBM, chipmaker, computers
By paying to split off its chipmaking arm, IBM may actually be getting a deal.
Posted In: stock market, market volatility, Dow Jones, S&P
It's been a wild week on the stock market. The causes are numerous--from Europe to ebola to weak economic growth in the United States. But what are the likely effects--beyond the markets themselves?
Posted In: Wells Fargo, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, earnings report, bank bailout
Has 'the American Bank' has changed since the financial crisis?
Posted In: mortgage, rental market, Housing
Innovation in housing finance is making it easier and more profitable to rent.
Posted In: Housing, rental, landlord, Ohio
The housing crisis created a slew of new landlords. Does an investor makes a good one?