Shorewalker.com is the online notebook of David Walker, a professional online publishing consultant with wide experience in technology, journalism and communications.
David is currently:
- Chief operating officer of WorkDay Media, a firm specialising in high-quality online business journalism and publisher of the subscription banking and finance service Banking Day.
- Principal of Shorewalker DMS, which consults to site development and publishing firms.
- Irregular blogger at the award-winning Club Troppo group blog.
- President of the mighty Northcote Junior Football Club in Melbourne's inner north.
He has also recently:
- Presented lectures on the evolution of online publishing to journalism students at RMIT University.
- Authored WorkDay Media's submission to the Finkelstein Media Review.
David has previously been:
- Director of strategic communications and advocacy for the Business Council of Australia.
- Consultant to the 2008 National Innovation Review.
- Director of policy and communications for the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). He produced major reports on issues including income tax, broadband telecommunications, the need for a higher pension age, and trade and investment policy.
- Site director at pioneering online financial services startup eChoice, now part of the FirstFolio group. Under his direction, eChoice became one of the first major Australian websites to conduct A/B testing of site designs.
- Columnist on business and technology for Melbourne's The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. The online version of that column became one of Australia's first blogs in 1996.
- Business columnist and online business editor at The Age newspaper. There he provided the first dedicated online coverage of a Federal Budget in 1997 and created the first business news event site, telstrashares.com site, for the second Telstra float.
- Economics correspondent for News Ltd and then The Age in the Canberra Press Gallery.
Securities Institute of Australia: Diploma in applied corporate finance, 1992
University of Adelaide: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), 1986