Marc Fisher

Senior editor


The White House initiative to be unveiled Monday will focus on better cooperation between law enforcement and health officials to combat overdose fatalities, which have quadrupled in a decade.

  • Aug 16, 2015

A well-intentioned nationwide crackdown on prescription opiates creates a different epidemic.

  • Jul 30, 2015

With the closure of Maine’s largest rehab facility, some are resorting to desperate measures to get help.

  • Jul 26, 2015

A new IG report found that the agency didn’t properly explain the debts it said thousands of Americans owed.

  • Jul 13, 2015

What new streaming station Beats 1 borrows from the style that helped Top 40 dominate the airwaves decades ago

  • Jul 2, 2015

The vast expanse of online hate from white supremacists makes finding solo attackers harder than ever.

  • Jun 25, 2015

The Charleston shooting began with energetic prayers of devotion and a silent plot to deny humanity.

  • Jun 19, 2015

Even as police push for cameras, videos of confrontations keep going viral as cellphone footage has become as much a part of everyday policing as tickets and handcuffs.

  • Jun 8, 2015

Advocate of campaign finance reform flies into restricted airspace without nation’s air defense systems noticing.

  • Apr 15, 2015

Marc Fisher on Ben Bradlee and Marion Barry.

  • Oct 21, 2014
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Marc Fisher, a Senior Editor of The Washington Post, reports and writes on a wide range of topics. He recently completed two years as The Post’s Enterprise Editor for local news, leading a team of writers creating narrative journalism and experimenting with new forms of storytelling for web and print editions of the newspaper.

Fisher previously wrote The Post’s local column and a blog, “Raw Fisher.” Earlier, he was the paper’s Special Reports Editor, wrote about politics and culture for the Style section, served as Central Europe bureau chief on The Post’s Foreign staff, and covered the D.C. schools and D.C. politics for the Metro section, where he was also an Assistant City Editor.

His history of radio since the advent of television, “Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and The Revolution That Shaped a Generation” (Random House, 2007). The book traces radio’s role in the nation’s popular culture from 1950 to the present, focusing on how old media adapt when new technologies burst onto the marketplace. While writing that book, he was a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. He was also Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, teaching a course on The Journalism of Daily Life.

Fisher is also the author of “After the Wall: Germany, the Germans and the Burdens of History” (Simon and Schuster, 1995). The book is a reporter’s view of Germany after reunification, focusing on the country’s struggle with its history during a century of trauma and aggression. The book stemmed from Fisher’s four years reporting in Germany, beginning with the dramatic events of autumn 1989.
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