Selected words (journalism)

For the Economist Intelligence Unit

I regularly compose reported blog posts and short articles:

US 2020 Healthcare Policy (Jul 2020)

Taxing times: Would levies on data correct imbalances in the digital economy? (Oct 2019)

Don’t be evil? The list of ethical guidelines for AI is growing rapidly (Aug 2019)

Wired pride: Despite controversies, the technology industry remains one of the LGBTQ community’s strongest supporters (Jun 2019)

Let there be (sun)light: Investors see promise in small-scale solar energy solutions (Apr 2018)

For the past five years I have authored in-depth reports looking at the global state of LGBTQ rights as part of a broader Economist Group initiative:

Pride and Prejudice: The next chapter of progress (Dec 2020)

Pride and Prejudice: Assessing progress in Asia-Pacific (May 2019)

Pride and Prejudice: The future of advocacy (May 2018)

Pride and Prejudice: Agents of change (May 2017)

Pride and Prejudice: Attitudes and opinions toward LGBT inclusion in the workplace (Mar 2016)

I regularly write, edit and manage the development of complex research projects, typically culminating in white papers:

Securing a shifting landscape: Corporate perceptions of nation-state cyber-threats (editor, Feb 2021)

Staff of 2030: Future-ready teaching (editor, May 2020)

Accelerating urban intelligence: People, business and the cities of tomorrow (editor, Apr 2020)

The Transparent Business Barometer: Preparing for the end of easy data (editor, Mar 2019)

Bridging Borders: Infrastructure to Connect Asia and Beyond (editor, chapters 4.1, 4.3 and 4.5, Jan 2019)

The 2019 Bleisure Barometer: Asia’s best cities for work and recreation (writer, Jan 2019)

The Sustainable Tourism Index: Enhancing the global travel environment (editor, Dec 2017)

Demystifying Ageing: Lifting the burden of fragility fractures and osteoporosis in Asia-Pacific (editor, Oct 2017)

Bridging the gap in a new technology paradigm (editor, May 2017)

For The Economist and its sister publication 1843

Will virtual-reality gyms let us work out in the pandemic? (Jul 2020)

Being gay in Hong Kong means straddling two worlds (Nov 2017)

One country in Asia has embraced same-sex marriage. Where’s next? (Collaboration with Economist Banyan columnist, Jun 2017)

For Reuters

Taiwan’s gays pray for soul mates at ‘Rabbit’ temple (Jan 2015)

Chinese Nobel author trades pen for brush (Jul 2013)

Taiwan a ‘testing ground’ for Chinese cyber army (Jul 2013)

Other freelance work

Half of Homeless San Franciscans Have No Internet Access. Meet the Volunteers Working to Change That. (The Bold Italic, Dec 2020)

Help! I’m a Taiwanese communist (Index on Censorship, Jun 2017)

Brothers test China’s limits with their art (Los Angeles Times, Aug 2010)

Michael Ethan Gold