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Matt Welch Biography

Editor-in-Chief, Reason magazine
Pro to the question "Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?"

“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

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,, 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
  • Coursework, Journalism, University of California at Santa Barbara (did not graduate)
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