259: Katherine Mangu-Ward | Editor-in-chief Of Reason Magazine On Pandemic Impacts And Internet Expansion

Welcome guest Katherine Mangu-Ward, editor-in-chief of Reason Magazine, to episode 259 of the show. I found Katherine from her article contribution about coronavirus impacts, where she discussed the changes barriers to moving our lives online.

Reason is a libertarian magazine running for nearly half a century, with over 50000 monthly readers, with the theme of “free minds and free markets”. Katherine is editor-in-chief of the magazine, has a degree in philosophy and political science from Yale, and currently resides in Washington, DC. We discussed her career, topics presented in her article about coronavirus impacts, and more.

Show notes:

  • how Katherine got to her current position at Reason Magazine
  • what it means to be a libertarian, and how the magazine suits her
  • the way that the coronavirus is impacting readership of Reason Magazine and other online publications
  • the effort required to do successful investigative journalism
  • a bit about a round-table that Katherine does with other co-hosts
  • information about the subscribers of Reason, and how they are spread out around the country
  • how the barriers to schooling and other industries moving online will fall or change due to this moment
  • what parents see as important with regards to school
  • how liberty is currently being impacted, and how it will look after this pandemic
  • the element of polarization, as it relates to Reason and its feedback
  • where people find the ideas that are important to them
  • how science fiction brings up the concept of “what if” for life scenarios
  • a message for all the people

You can check out Katherine on Twitter at @kmanguward, look at her author bio on Reason, or check out her latest articles.