Rob Walker, who wrote the New York Times Magazine “Consumed” column for many years, has joined Yahoo News as a technology columnist.
“His work will appear on the recently expanded and redesigned Technology section of Yahoo! News, which provides daily coverage of new innovations, trends and breaking news,” says the press release. (Disclosure: Walker interviewed me several years ago about my Starbucks Gossip site. The Q-and-A was posted on his Murketing blog.)
Read the release after the jump.
Rob Walker Joins Yahoo! News As Technology Columnist
Rob Walker will join Yahoo! News as a columnist writing regularly about technology and digital culture, it was announced today. His work will appear on the recently expanded and redesigned Technology section of Yahoo! News, which provides daily coverage of new innovations, trends and breaking news.
Walker has written about technology, business and culture for a variety of publications, such as The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Fast Company and Wired, as well as the public radio program Marketplace. From 2004 to 2011, he wrote the Consumed column for The New York Times Magazine, addressing consumer culture, design and marketing.
His most recent book, co-edited with Joshua Glenn, is the collection “Significant Objects: 100 Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things” (Fantagraphics: 2012). He is also the author of “Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are” (Random House: 2008) and “Letters From New Orleans” (Garrett County Press: 2005). He is a contributor to Design Observer.
Previously, Walker created the Ad Report Card column for Slate, and has worked as an editor for The Times Magazine, Money, Fortune, The American Lawyer, and others. He is a founding collaborator of Unconsumption, a “must-read Tumblr,” according to TIME, that explores creative reuse and mindful consumer behavior.
Starting Monday, Rob Walker will report to Chris Suellentrop, Deputy Editor of Yahoo! News.