Richard Fisher


I am a Senior Journalist with BBC Global News in London, where I write, commission and edit stories for BBC Future and I specialise in science, technology and health journalism. I'm particularly interested in stories at the interface between science and society, and those that take a long-term view.

From 2019-20, I was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. My research project focused on the causes of short-termism, the long-term view of humanity and our impact on future generations. I write the newsletter The Long-termist's Field Guide, and am working on a book to be published in 2022.

I am an experienced editor, writer and digital team leader, with a proven track record in growing international audiences, launching editorial websites/brands, and successful executions of commercial campaigns and high-profile events.


If you have a complaint about the BBC's output, I would be grateful if you emailed the BBC's centralised audience feedback services, where it will receive acknowledgement and be passed to the relevant editor.

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