Richard Fisher

Journalist and Editor in Cambridge, MA

Richard Fisher

Journalist and Editor in Cambridge, MA

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I am a Knight Science Journalism Fellow 2019-20 at MIT, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

To pursue the fellowship, I am on sabbatical from the BBC, where I have been leading the BBC.com digital features teams (London) for BBC Global News Ltd. That includes the sites BBC Future, BBC Culture and BBC Reel, as well as the social and homepage editors in the UK.

Since 2015, I have also been the Editor of BBC Future, the science, technology and health website on BBC.com.

I will return to the BBC in July 2020.

At the moment, I am particularly interested in researching the causes of short-termism, the long-term view of humanity and our impact on future generations.

Before that I was an editor at New Scientist, working in both the news and features departments.

Contact: rifish@mit.edu or my DMs on Twitter

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