Alex Goldmark on Muck Rack

Alex Goldmark Verified

Covers:  social enterprise, business, environment, transportation, tech, technology, impact investing
Doesn't Cover: health

Supervising producer @NPR's @planetmoney // Prof at @CUNYJschool // Formerly @WNYC @GOOD // For fun: @TeamBlinky

Public radio reporter at heart, I dabble in the digital now too. Senior Producer for WNYC's New Tech City, occasional transportation reporter. I also cover social enterprise for public radio programs, FastCoExist and other places. A bit more here or there, and teaching radio at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Former contributing editor for GOOD magazine.

Read Full Bio →

What was your first job as a journalist?

Freelancer for public radio.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

I am filling out a form for a website I don't fully understand.

So You've Got A New Chip Credit Card, But Why Won't Stores Accept It?

So You've Got A New Chip Credit Card, But Why Won't Stores Accept It?

So You've Got A New Chip Credit Card, But Why Won't Stores Accept It?
npr.org — Our credit cards have chips on them. Stores are supposed to be accepting them, but the Planet Money team explores why many aren't.

Can Anyone Make A 'Netflix for Baby Clothes' Work?

Can Anyone Make A 'Netflix for Baby Clothes' Work?
good.is — Sharing isn't a simple way to earn a living, and barter is a tricky business, but one cute little market-baby clothes-turns out to to be a tough proving ground for collaborative consumption business models. Now a new company, GoodKarma, is entering the tot market with high hopes.

Global Road Deaths at All-Time Low, but U.S. Still Ranks Poorly on Safety

Global Road Deaths at All-Time Low, but U.S. Still Ranks Poorly on Safety
wnyc.org — Safety is improving on roads around the world -- but mostly for drivers and passengers in wealthier countries. A study from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development's transportation arm finds that although 2012 was a record low year for traffic fatalities, safety for pedestrians isn't increasing as fast as it is car occupants.

There is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine

There is Actually One Thing You Can Do to Fight the Surveillance Machine
wnyc.org — Reading this right now? Congratulations. You're winning. Yes, all of the usual corporate and government entities know you're here. Google remembers everything you've ever searched, BuzzFeed knows how you've scored on all their quizzes, and your cell phone provider knows who you talk to and who you sleep with.

Bored and Brilliant: The Personal Stories

Bored and Brilliant: The Personal Stories
wnyc.org — Last week, we gave you some numbers. But numbers don't tell the whole story - or, in fact, any of your 19,100 stories. By asking you to put some thought into the ways you use your phones, we stumbled upon a fact that is, perhaps, obvious: No two phones (or phone users) are alike.

Bored and Brilliant Challenge 3: Delete That App

Bored and Brilliant Challenge 3: Delete That App
wnyc.org — Hello! Welcome to day two of our Bored and Brilliant challenge! If you're here for the first time, you'll want to catch up on The Case for Boredom and then challenge number one: Keep your phone in your pocket. Flurry Analytics defines a " mobile addict " as someone who launches apps more than 60 times a day.

Bored and Brilliant Challenge 2: Photo Free Day

Bored and Brilliant Challenge 2: Photo Free Day
wnyc.org — Hello! Welcome to day two of our Bored and Brilliant challenge! If you're here for the first time, you'll want to catch up on challenge number one: Keep your phone in your pocket. Your instructions: See the world through your eyes, not your screen. Take absolutely no pictures today.

Bored, Brilliant and... Counterintuitively Interesting: A Reading List

Bored, Brilliant and... Counterintuitively Interesting: A Reading List
wnyc.org — One of the most exciting developments in our Bored and Brilliant project so far has been the influx of thoughtful suggested reads from listeners. We figured we'd share the wealth. We're fine-tuning how to do this (and if you have ideas, please let us know).

Bored and Brilliant

Bored and Brilliant
wnyc.org — Join Note to Self 's Bored and Brilliant project, a week of challenges to help you detach from y our phone and spend more time thinking creatively. 1. SIGN UP HERE to get our six days of challenges in your inbox each morning. What it's like to get bored and brilliant with New Tech City...
More Articles →
May 05, 2016

RT @planetmoney: On today’s show, it is KC vs KC and a high stakes battle to lure companies across one very important street. n.pr/1WJs9ZNsXb3afEjm

May 04, 2016

WSJ is talking up a new indicator: ping pong table sales to tech companies. And it's not looking good. on.wsj.com/1WI3tkn

May 04, 2016

@RealKeithRomer not a great year for bookies then? Or do they actually manage long shot risk appropriately?

May 03, 2016

So what was a longer longshot, Leicester City or Trump getting the nomination?

May 03, 2016

Self driving cars will ruin the auto insurance industry. That's just fine... Except for investors. bit.ly/1W4iOg5

May 03, 2016

Study: low-income housing does not lead to more crime, but it lowers property vales in rich white neighborhoods bit.ly/1Z6ZQDE

May 03, 2016

Soda sales in Mexico rise despite soda tax. One reason: Coke still cheaper than water there. on.wsj.com/1QQqyKM

May 02, 2016

Lawsuit says Starbucks' iced drinks have too much ice cnnmon.ie/1QOqtar


Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.