Reuben Fischer-Baum

Adjunct Professor


Reuben Fischer-Baum is a journalist, designer and developer. He is an editor on the graphics team at The Washington Post, where he leads a group of reporters focused on interactive projects including data trackers and reader tools. He previously was a visual journalist at FiveThirtyEight and Gawker Media. He has taught data visualization at RISD and Parsons School of Design, and given lectures and workshops at Harvard, Columbia, Tufts, NYU, Rice, Skidmore, Ithaca and Microsoft Research.

He was a 2021–22 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and a 2017–18 Paul Miller Fellow at the National Press Foundation. His work has been recognized by the Society for News Design, the Information is Beautiful awards, and the Malofiej awards. He received a BA in Environmental Studies with a concentration in urban planning from Yale University.