Mary Kay Magistad


Mary Kay Magistad is creator and host of the “Whose Century Is It?” podcast, a Webby Award honoree, about ideas, trends and twists shaping the 21st century. An award-winning East Asia correspondent for more than two decades, Mary Kay was based in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Beijing for NPR, and again in Beijing as a correspondent for PRI/BBC’s “The World,” traveling throughout China and much of Asia and parts of Africa, to look at the global impact of China’s rise. Mary Kay has been a fellow at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, and a Nieman fellow and Radcliffe fellow at Harvard University. She now heads the audio journalism department at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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