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In case you’ve ever wondered, here are the tell-tale signs: 1. Your body wants to go to sleep as soon as dawn breaks. 2. On the rare occasions that you’re up during the day, you do ever…
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In the documentary series, “Cooked,” author Michael Pollan talked about how cooking shows have become a hugely popular form of entertainment even though fewer people are spending time i…
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The best books about obituaries
The Society of Professional Obituary Writers website features a list of books for obituary writers and readers . Do you have any suggestions for other tomes we should add? If so, email us your favorite titles.
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Valuable advice on crafting an obit for a loved one – or yourself – by a professional obituary writer. The death is just the beginning of your story.
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Quote of the day
"Every morning I wake up and read the obituaries. And if I'm not in 'em, I have breakfast." -- Carl Reiner
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On this day 25 years ago, I met my best friend and my high school sweetheart. At the time I had no idea that a chance encounter would lead to friendship and love. And now, a quarter of a century ha…
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WATCH: The new teaser trailer for 'Obit'
"Obit," the new documentary from director Vanessa Gould, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at The New York Times‘ obituary department. Obit editor William McDonald, along with past and present staff writers Bruce Weber, Margalit Fox, William Grimes, Do...
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The latest trend: Obituaries featuring political commentary
Have you checked the obituaries lately? Several members of the recently departed have been using death notices to make one final plea to voters about who they should back in November. SPOW President Maureen O'Donnell discussed this trend with WBBM 780/105.9...
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How to write your own obituary
Not famous enough to warrant a front-page obituary in the newspaper? Or perhaps your local media outlet has a limited staff and can't cover every death in the community. If you want to have your final story told, you may just have to write it yourself. Here...
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Yes, more people really do die during the winter months
So why is this important? As Legacy.com founder Stopher Bartol noted: "Because those who serve the needs of people experiencing the death of a friend or loved one should be aware that their services will typically be in greater demand in December, January a...
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Dying Words Reach A New Audience
Jeff Schmalz, The New York Times reporter who found his calling in writing about HIV and AIDS, is the subject of a new book and radio documentary titled “Dying Words.” Before Schmalz died in 1993 of complications of the disease, the 39-year-old journalist h...
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Several very kind and generous people have been messaging me about what I want for my birthday/Yule/Xmas. Since so many of you are far away, I went ahead and created a wishlist on Amazon. However, …
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  • The Huffington Post
    Overnight Editor, 2011 - present
  • Night Owl News
    Overnight Editor, 2011 - 2011
  • Yahoo! News
    Overnight Editor, 2007 - 2011
  • Associated Press
    Overnight Editor, 2005 - 2007
  • The New York Times
    Overnight Editor, 2000 - 2005
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Hinsdale, NH
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New York, NY
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Jade Walker is a veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering international/national affairs, crime, the publishing industry, new media and obituaries.

Ms. Walker is the overnight editor of The Huffington Post, and the former overnight editor of The New York Times, The Associated PressYahoo! News and Night Owl News. In her "spare time," she writes obits for The Blog of Death, produces The Written Word quote service and blogs for the Obituary Forum, Hooked From The First Page and Afterthoughts.

Privately, Walker enjoys writing, dreaming, cooking/baking, visiting cemeteries, going on book buying sprees, watching movies, travel, moonbathing and seeking immortality. She currently resides in a 100-year-old house in New Hampshire with her husband, Marcus Weir, seven cats and a dog.

Education
  • University of Miami
    Journalism and Criminal Justice, 1991 - 1995
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