Leslie Walker

Leslie Walker is a journalist and educator with extensive knowledge of Web publishing and Internet technologies. She teaches multimedia journalism and social media at the University of Maryland.


Since 2008, Leslie has been teaching 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, Leslie 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.


Leslie received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She also holds a master's degree in English from the University of Virginia.

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