Leslie Walker



University of Virginia


Web Publishing

Internet Technologies




  • Extensive knowledge of web publishing and internet technologies.
  • Teaches multimedia journalism at the University of Maryland.
  • The first editor of the WashingtonPost.com.
  • Is a widely published social media expert.


Leslie Walker is a former writer for Lifewire, where she wrote extensively for more than four years on social media and web publishing. Since 2008, she has taught courses in multimedia journalism, social media, and media entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, where she is on the faculty of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Her courses involve the tools, tactics, and strategies of using emerging digital media, as well as their impacts on individuals, businesses, and society.

Before becoming a college professor, Walker worked as a technology columnist, business news reporter and web editor for The Washington Post. Her writings also appeared frequently in scores of other newspapers worldwide, including the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, the Seattle Times and numerous publications abroad.


Walker received her bachelor's and master's degrees in English Literature from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

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