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: colorado, water, enviroment, Agriculture
The Bureau of Reclamation declares the first water shortage for the Colorado River basin, which provides water for tens of millions of people and large agricultural regions.
Posted In: makeup, marketing, brazil, cosmetics
Estee Lauder began marketing makeup to minorities in the U.S. during the recession, launching its M.A.C. stores. Now that line is the biggest selling makeup in several countries.
Posted In: Latino community, advertising
What are some of the strategies businesses are using to respond to the fast-growing Latino market? And what are the challenges?
Posted In: brazil, nsa, John Kerry, Edward Snowden
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Brazil, the U.S.'s biggest trading partner in Latin America, and Brazilians are not happy about recent allegations that the government spied on U.S. friends and allies.
Posted In: aol, tim armstrong, journalism
AOL hoped to create a viable new model for local news, but now it's planning dramatic cuts to Patch sites and staff.
Posted In: Beyonce, hairstyle, fashion, trends
The pop star is sporting a new, shorn look, and there's a financial fallout when a pop or beauty icon changes styles.
Posted In: tesla, electric cars
Flashy electric-car maker Tesla is struggling to become more profitable, and GM and Daimler are cutting prices on their zero-emission models
Posted In: ACA, Obamacare, health exchanges
The Obama administration is counting on an army of these folks to get everyone signed up on the exchanges.
Posted In: A-Rod, Alex Rodriguez, steroids, Yankees, baseball, MLB
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is likely to be suspended today for the rest of this season and all of 2014 for taking steroids.
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, New York City, public health
In his persistent campaign to make New Yorkers healthier, Mayor Bloomberg wants people to take the stairs instead of the elevator.