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.
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
- The Huffington PostOvernight Editor, 2011 - present
- Night Owl NewsOvernight Editor, 2011 - 2011
- Yahoo! NewsOvernight Editor, 2007 - 2011
- Associated PressOvernight Editor, 2005 - 2007
- The New York TimesOvernight Editor, 2000 - 2005
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 Press, Yahoo! 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.
- University of MiamiJournalism and Criminal Justice, 1991 - 1995