Walter Mossberg

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Walter Mossberg

Name: Walter Mossberg

Born: March 27, 1947, in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American journalist/writer who is the principal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal.
  • His Personal Technology column has appeared every Thursday since 1991.
  • Provides commentary in a segment on PC World's Digital Duo.
  • Widely regarded as one of the most influential writers on Information Technology.
  • Reported to be the highest paid journalist at the Wall Street Journal, with "his annual compensation approaching a million dollars."

Significant publications

  • The Wall Street Journal Book of Personal Technology (1995).

Honors and awards

  • Won the World Technology Award for Media and Journalism (2001).
  • Only technology writer to receive the Loeb award for Commentary (1999).


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