The Washington Post

Marc Fisher

Senior editor


In Ottumwa, voters feel betrayed by both parties and eager to send a message: It’s time for change.

  • Feb 2, 2016

In Ottumwa, voters feel betrayed by both parties and eager to send a message: It’s time for change.

  • Feb 1, 2016

The mogul knew “The Apprentice” would boost his brand — but it was much more than that for the GOP front-runner.

  • Jan 27, 2016

A year-long Post study provides a never-before-seen look at the scope of fatal shootings by officers nationwide.

  • Dec 26, 2015

The 15th Street building was “plain, dowdy,” but a lot of scoops, scandals and news made history there.

  • Dec 10, 2015

Syed Rizwan Farook was “a wallflower” without known grievances, a colleague said.

  • Dec 4, 2015

With three minorities among top four presidential hopefuls, Republicans debate how to talk about ethnicity.

  • Nov 29, 2015

Society is loath to convict officers, so civil court is often the best place to get results. But there, awards vary widely.

  • Nov 3, 2015

His supporters differ on when they think the U.S. lost its way, but they feel Trump is the best bet for a return to glory.

  • Oct 31, 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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