Jane Martinson is an author and broadcaster as well as the Marjorie Deane Professor of Financial Journalism at City, University of London. She specialises in media, business and women’s issues. As well as a regular column for the Guardian, she has also written for Tortoise and the FT as well as other outlets and is a regular contributor to television and radio news and current affairs programmes.
An 18-year career at the Guardian included stints in New York as US business editor, city news editor, business interviewer, media editor, women’s editor and associate editor.
As a former chair of Women in Journalism, she was responsible for a ground-breaking piece of research on the way women are portrayed in the media and was asked to give evidence to the House of Lords communications committee on the issue of diversity. She is still a committee member of WiJ and has helped in subsequent research into ethnic diversity in the industry. and a former trustee of Women in Sport.
She has been shortlisted for her work in the British Journalism Awards 2020 and the Wincott Awards for Financial Journalism in 2021. Early on in her career she won an award for new pensions writer of the year and a Prince’s Trust award for writing.