Walt Mossberg

Walt Mossberg is the author and creator of the weekly Personal Technology column in The Wall Street Journal, which has appeared every Thursday since 1991.

Newsweek magazine calls Mr. Mossberg "the most powerful arbiter of consumer tastes in the computer world today." Time magazine calls him "the most influential computer journalist." And Rolling Stone calls him "the most powerful columnist in technology."

The Washington Post declared Mr. Mossberg "one of the most powerful men in the high-tech world" and "a one-man media empire whose prose can launch a new product." And the New York Times calls him a "protean critic of the new economy's tools and toys."

Mr. Mossberg was awarded the 1999 Loeb award for Commentary, the only technology writer to be so honored. For seven years in a row, 1995-2001, he was named as the most influential journalist writing about computers, in the annual ranking published by Technology Marketing magazine. In May of 2001, he received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Rhode Island. That same month, he was awarded a 2001 National Headliner Award.

In addition to Personal Technology, Mr. Mossberg also writes two other weekly columns in the Journal. In Mossberg's Mailbox, he answers readers' questions. In The Mossberg Solution, he compares and contrasts consumer electronic gadgets. He is also a contributing editor of Smart Money, the Journal's monthly magazine, where he writes a column called The Mossberg Report.

Mr. Mossberg has been a reporter and editor at the Journal since 1970. He is based in the Journal's Washington, D.C., office, where he spent 18 years covering national and international affairs before turning his attention to technology. A native of Warwick, Rhode Island, he graduated from Brandeis University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


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