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.


Features by Stan Alcorn

Meet the videogame millionaire

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

The enduring cost of Target's credit card breach

Target lost tens of millions of dollars after a security breach.
Posted In: Target, Target credit cards

Submit your sounds to us

We've come up with a way for you to share what you hear.
Posted In: sound

Family finance lessons: Indie rocker Eleanor Friedberger

Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnances and solo-music fame shares what money lessons she learned from her family and living as a musician.
Posted In: Family finance lessons, Personal Finance

Insurance companies prepare for their Obamacare deadline

The White House's self-imposed deadline for to be "working smoothly" for the "vast majority of users" is Saturday
Posted In:, insurance companies

Family finance lessons: Punk rock professor Greg Graffin

Bad Religion's singer and biology Ph.D. Greg Graffin talks about what he learned growing up with two professors of parents.
Posted In: Family finance lessons, punk rock, bad religion

Family finance lessons: Author Amy Tan

"Joy Luck Club" author Amy Tan tells us what money lessons she learned from her family, growing up in China.
Posted In: Family finance lessons, advice, Immigration

Family finance lessons: Vanguard founder John Bogle

John Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group of investment companies, talks about how his personal financial views were shaped growing up during the Great Depression.
Posted In: advice, Family finance lessons

Family finance lessons: Viral hitmaker Tay Zonday

Adam Bahner, better known as Tay Zonday, talks about what he learned from his parents that helps him manage his finances as a professional viral video superstar and campy Internet sensation.
Posted In: family advice, viral, YouTube

Get a discount on health care -- if you wear a tracking bracelet

Employers can give employees bigger discounts on health care if they participate in wellness programs. But what if instead of gym memberships and health surveys, those programs handed out devices that tracked your every step?
Posted In: health care, employee benefits, weight fitness money savings corporate


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