Biography

An associate editor at Reason.com, Robby Soave is an informed and important voice in the often heated conversation about political correctness and free speech in America today. As an awarding winning journalist who has covered news on college campuses for over five years, he has unique experience and insight into how these issues are playing out in higher education. He also writes about education policy, school safety, criminal justice reform, and television.

Few people understand better the history and the dynamics of the clashes taking place in our culture around the issues of free speech and political correctness, especially on college campuses, in the media, and in our political culture. He explains how these conflicts reflect a radical shift in how students view their college education, how administrators view their mission, and in the worldviews of conservatives and liberals.

Robby is a savvy critic of recent changes in the way we provide security in our schools with intrusive policing and administrative over-reaction. In 2015, Soave won the Southern California Journalism Award for his work challenging Rolling Stone magazine’s coverage of sexual assault at the University of Virginia.

Robby Soave appears regularly on Fox News, CNN, and syndicated radio programs, and has published articles in The New York Times, New York Post, CNN, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and Newsweek. He was named to Forbes magazine’s 2016 "30 Under 30" list in the category of law and policy. He received the Alumnus of the Year Award at the International Students for Liberty Conference and was appointed to the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.