Andrés Martinez

Editorial Director, Future Tense

Andrés Martinez is New America's editorial director for Future Tense. He is also the editorial director of Zócalo Public Square, and professor of practice at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. Previously, Martinez was vice president, director of the Fellows program, and editorial director at New America. Martinez initially joined New America as a fellow.

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 has also 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). He is the author of 24/7: Living It Up and Doubling Down in the New Las Vegas (Villard, 1999). A native of Mexico, Martinez earned a bachelor of arts degree in history at Yale, a master of arts degree 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.

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Mexico's a Great Neighbor, but We Could Turn It into a Bad One

Andres Martinez wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times about Mexico.

Americans Have Seen the Last Four Presidents As Illegitimate. Here’s Why.

Andrés Martinez wrote for the Washington Post about a new kind of political attack.

How Russia Gets Us to Play Its Game

Andrés Martinez explains why he never stood a chance against fascination with Russia—and why the rest of us don't, either.

Watch: Why Does It Still Take 5 Hours To Fly Cross-Country?

We like to talk about the dizzying rate of technological change these days, but when it comes to intercity travel, we’re stuck back in 1959.

The Corporate Execs Who Might Make Great Presidents Aren't the Ones Running

Andrés Martinez writes that there are certain traits that some CEOs and great presidents share--and that the current corporate candidates do

Prejudice Doesn't Turn a Profit

It might seem counter-intuitive that big corporations are good for social progress. Andrés Martinez outlines how they have lined up to oppos

FIFA Gets a Red Card

The stunning results of the Justice Department's move against FIFA are still unfolding, but one thing is clear, says Andres Martinez. The Ya

Our (North American) Passport to a New America

Andres Martinez and Daniel Kurtz-Phelan say that a North American passport will codify a shared identity between countries.

Stop Pretending Nothing Happens in August

Andrés Martinez wrote for Zocalo Public Square about the historical significance of August.