About Nora FitzGerald

Nora FitzgeraldI have been a journalist for more than 20 years, and was a special correspondent for The Washington Post and International Herald Tribune from Moscow, Berlin and Warsaw. I was a correspondent for The Chicago Tribune from Warsaw and Berlin and was the Moscow correspondent for ARTnews.

I currently work as a freelance writer, as well as an editor on retainer for The Washington Post special sections. I have also contributed regularly about U.S. culture for the Washington Post. I have also written about social issues and culture for Foreign Policy, The New York Times, Financial Times and USA Today. Previously, I worked as a critic and feature writer for the Washington City Paper, and the Dallas Observer and before that was an editor at various regional and trade (legal, advertising and media) magazines. I hope to continue editing and training journalists on an international level, while making more time for my own writing. I would also like to support journalists in perilous conditions For the past five years I have been a trainer and consulting editor to Russian journalists and RBTH international projects; my favorite part of this work has been assisting in the training and development of young journalists abroad.

I am also the cofounder of WorkAwaySolutions.com


My bylines include The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, Financial Times, FT Magazine, Moscow Times, ARTnews, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, International Herald Tribune, Health Magazine, Adweek, Media Week, American Lawyer, Dancemagazine and more.

For samples of my work, visit my Portfolio.


A member of the reporting team awarded the 2010 Clarion Award (sponsored by the Association for Women in Communications) for excellence in reporting. The article is titled “The Faking of the Russian Avant-Garde,” and was published in the Summer 2009 issue of Artnews.

I have also received a Columbia Journalism Review Laurel 1990 for a piece in Connecticut Magazine examining GE’s policy toward mammograms.

In 2014, I was awarded a grant from the Pulitzer Center