|Born||Iain James Martin
2 October 1971
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
|Alma mater||University of Glasgow|
|Occupation||Editor of Reaction.life, Journalist, Author|
Iain James Martin (born 2 October 1971) is a Scottish journalist and author who has held senior positions, including editor, with newspapers in Scotland and England.
Life and career
He was born in Paisley, and is a graduate of Glasgow University. Martin worked as a reporter for the Sunday Times Scotland (1993–97), as political editor of Scotland on Sunday (1997–2000), political editor of The Scotsman (2000–01), deputy editor of Scotland on Sunday (2001), editor of The Scotsman (2001–04), editor of Scotland on Sunday (2004–06), deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph (2006), and head of comment for the Telegraph Media Group (2008–09). In 2016 he founded and is Editor of pro-market news website Reaction that focuses on commentary and analysis on politics, economics, and culture.
From 2009 to 2011 he was Deputy Editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe, for which he wrote a blog on politics. He moved to the Daily Mail newspaper in 2011 for a short time to write a weekly political column. From early 2017, he took Tim Montgomerie's slot as a weekly commentator in The Times.
Martin is wine critic for The Conservative. He has contributed to Standpoint magazine and the Financial News. His book Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy, on the financial crisis, was published in 2013. Crash, Bang, Wallop: the inside story of London's Big Bang and a financial revolution that changed the world, was published by Sceptre in September 2016. He lives in London.
- Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy
"Crash Bang Wallop: the inside story of London's Big Bang and a financial revolution that changed the world"
Awards and honours
- 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award, shortlisted for Making it Happen
- "Iain Martin, Editor - Reaction". Reaction. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
- "About Reaction". Retrieved 2016-07-04.
- "Former Telegraph comment editor Iain Martin moves to Wall Street Journal Europe". journalism.co.uk. 8 September 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
- Martin, Iain (22 February 2011). "Thank You For Reading". Iain Martin on Politics. Dow Jones & Company. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
- "Welcoming two newcomers On a pair of publications that will ponder the political puzzles of our day.". The New Criterion. March 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
- Andrew Hill (18 September 2013). "Finalists that are worthy of a bruising debate". Financial Times. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
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