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Paul Bradshaw

Course Leader (MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism)

Birmingham School of Media
0121 331 5367


Paul Bradshaw leads the MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University, which he established in 2009, and works as a consultant data journalist in the BBC regions data unit. He was a Visiting Professor in Online Journalism at City University London from 2010-2015.

With a background in magazine and website management, he publishes the Online Journalism Blog, described by UK Press Gazette as one of the country's 'most influential journalism blogs.'

He is also the founder of the investigative journalism crowdsourcing site, Help Me Investigate, which was shortlisted in 2010 for Multimedia Publisher of the Year and won the Talk About Local Investigation of the Year award the same year.

Paul's 'Model for the 21st Century Newsroom' and 'BASIC Principles of Online Journalism' series have formed the basis for newsroom operations and journalism education around the world, where they have been translated into a number of languages.Paul has been ranked the UK's fourth 'most visible person on the internet' by NowPublic, and the UK's seventh most influential UK journalist on Twitter by PeerIndex. In 2010, he was listed on both's list of leading innovators in media, and the US Poynter Institute's list of the 35 most influential people in social media.

He is the co-author of the Online Journalism Handbook with former Financial Times web editor Liisa Rohumaa, and Magazine Editing (3rd Edition) with John Morrish. Other books which Bradshaw has contributed to include 'Investigative Journalism' (second edition), 'Web Journalism: A New Form of Citizenship'; and 'Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives'.

He has also branched into ebook publishing with the publication on Leanpub of Scraping for Journalists, The Data Journalism Heist, Finding Stories in Spreadsheets and Snapchat for Journalists. He has also written reports on Social Media and the News for the Open Society Foundation, and an update of the 21st Century Newsroom model for the BBC College of Journalism.

In addition to teaching and writing, Paul acts as a consultant and trainer to a number of organisations on social media and data journalism, including the Centre for Investigative Journalism, the Balkan Investigative Reporters Network, Sky, Trinity Mirror, Haymarket, The Open University, UBM, Reed Business Information,, The Press Association and The Telegraph.

Areas of Expertise
Media Work
Links and Social Media