Last updated on: 11/27/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Matt Welch Biography

Title:
Editor-in-Chief, Reason magazine
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“As long as there are stupid laws, disproportionate sentences, corrupt law enforcement officials, and politicians who will sacrifice rights on the altar of being tough on crime, I do not want any government preventing free citizens from voting —- regardless of which distasteful political party might benefit.”

Reason magazine, July 25, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editor-in-Chief, Reason magazine, 2007-Present
  • Associate Editor and Media Columnist, Reason magazine, 2004-2007
  • Former Assistant Editorial Page Editor and Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 2006-Present
  • First Place, Entertainment Reviews/criticism/column, 2006
  • First Place, Coverage of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, 2004
  • Journalist, covered major-party political conventions for Reason magazine, 2004
  • Columnist, National Post, Canada, 2002-2004
  • Contributing Editor, Reason magazine, 2003-2004
  • Co-founder/Editor, LA Examiner, 2001-2003
  • Journalist, covered the Ralph Nader presidential campaign for Columnist, NewsForChange, 2000-2002
  • News Editor, Tabloid.net, 1998-1999
  • Editor/Reporter, New World Publishing, Budapest-Prague-Warsaw, 1995-1997
  • Correspondent, United Press International, 1992-1994
  • Founder, Prognosis, the first post-communist English-language newspaper in Prague, 1990-1997
  • Production Manager, Daily Nexus, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1988-1990
Education:
  • Coursework, Journalism, University of California at Santa Barbara (did not graduate)
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Argument of No Taxation without Representation Justify Giving Felons the Vote?