A senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, Karin Fischer covers the business of international education and the globalization of higher education, including competition for foreign students, activities by American colleges overseas, policies and programs that affect the international activities of American colleges, and the internationalization of the college experience.
Fischer joined The Chronicle in 2005 to write about U.S. higher-education politics and policy. She previously worked for Kiplinger Washington Editors; MediaNews Group’s Washington bureau; the Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail; and the Daily Hampshire (Mass.). Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Washington Monthly, and George magazine.
In 2010, Fischer was one of 10 reporters selected for the East-West Center’s Jefferson Fellowship program for study and reporting in Asia. She also is the recipient of the Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship and a National Press Foundation fellowship on the Business of Higher Education. She is part of reporting teams that have been honored with an Utne Independent Press Award for best political coverage and by the Education Writers Association for the articles “Asia Rising/America Falling” and the “Towns, Gowns, and Taxes” series. A graduate of Smith College, she also was the recipient of the Poynter Institute News Reporting and Writing Fellowship for College Graduates, which recognizes a dozen outstanding young journalists annually.