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Opinion Writing/Ideas Journalism Public Square, JMC 412, MCO 598
Prior to joining ASU in 2014, Martinez was the vice president and editorial director at the New America Foundation, an independent Washington think tank. He joined New America as a fellow and then was appointed to oversee the foundation’s fellowship program, which identifies and supports the next generation of American public policy scholars and writers.
Before joining New America in 2007, Martinez was the editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times. He previously served as assistant editorial page editor at The New York Times, and was a member of that newspaper's editorial board from 2000 to 2004, writing editorials on a variety of national and foreign topics. He was a 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series of editorials on the impact of U.S. farm subsidies on the developing world.
Martinez also has been a business reporter at The Wall Street Journal (1997-98) and at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1994-95) as well as an editorial writer at the Post-Gazette (1995-97). Before entering journalism, he practiced communications law at Verner Liipfert in Washington, D.C., and served as a law clerk for Federal District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer in Dallas (1992-93).
Martinez is the author of “24/7: Living It Up and Doubling Down in the New Las Vegas” (Villard, 1999). A native of Mexico, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in history at Yale, a Master of Arts in Russian history at Stanford University, and a Juris Doctor degree at Columbia University Law School, where he was a member of the Columbia Law Review.