Chuck Freund

Chuck Freund
  • Discipline: Senior Editor
  • Organization: Reason Magazine


Charles Paul Freund is a senior editor of Reason, a monthly magazine on politics and culture with a national circulation of about 60,000.

Mr. Freund has written extensively on such subjects as the political manipulation of culture, the ideological use of imagery and language, modern techniques of persuasion and the process of disseminating ideas. He joined the Reasonstaff in 1996.

His work has appeared frequently in The Washington Post, where he served as assistant editor of the weekly Outlook section from 1988 until 1992, and in The New Republic, where he wrote a weekly column from 1986 until 1988. His articles, essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, the Village Voice, Esquire, Columbia Journalism Review, American Photographer, Film Comment, American Film, and in newspapers throughout the United States.

He has also appeared on national and international TV and radio programs to discuss aspects of American politics and culture, including interviews on CBS Nightwatch, C-SPAN, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, and numerous American radio programs.

A long-time documentary filmmaker, Mr. Freund has written many film scripts for Universal Studios' Documentary Division, United Press International Television News and the United States Information Agency. Films he has written or helped produce have received such non-fiction film honors as The Golden Eagle and a Special Jury Prize from the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

He has also taught documentary film, film production and film history at the university level. Mr. Freund is a graduate of the USC film school. He is married and lives in Washington, DC.