Paul Bradshaw (journalist)

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Paul Bradshaw
Paul Bradshaw 2013-01-22.jpg
Bradshaw in January 2013
Alma materUniversity of Central England

Professor Paul Bradshaw is an online journalist and blogger, who leads the MA in Data Journalism[1] at Birmingham City University. He manages his own blog, the Online Journalism Blog[2] (OJB), and was the co-founder of Help Me Investigate,[3] an investigative journalism website funded by Channel 4 and Screen WM.[4][5] He has written for,[6] Press Gazette, The Guardian's Data Blog, Nieman Reports[7] and the Poynter Institute in the US. From 2010 to 2015 he was also a Visiting Professor at City University's School of Journalism in London. From 2015 to 2020 he worked with the BBC England data unit and since 2020 he has worked with the BBC Shared Data Unit.

Bradshaw is the author of the Online Journalism Handbook,[8][9] and co-author with Steve Hill of Mobile-First Journalism.[10] He also co-wrote the 3rd edition of Magazine Editing with John Morrish.[11] He has self-published a number of ebooks on data journalism and Snapchat[12] and contributed to books including Investigative Journalism (2nd Ed),[13] Web Journalism: A New Form of Citizenship;[14] Face the Future;[15] Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives;[16] Specialist Reporting;[17] Data Journalism: Mapping the Future;[18] and Ethics for Digital Journalists: Emerging Best Practices.[19]

Adrian Monck ranked Bradshaw second in his list of "Britain's Top Ten Journo-Bloggers" (2007),.[20] He was placed thirty-sixth in the Birmingham Post's "Power 50" list of 2009[21] and listed again in the Media section of the 'Power 250' list in 2016.[22] He has been listed in's list of the leading innovators in journalism and media[23] and Poynter's most influential people in social media.[24]

In 2010 he was shortlisted for Multimedia Publisher of the Year[25] and in 2011 ranked 9th in PeerIndex's list of the most influential UK journalists on Twitter.[26] In 2016 he was part of a team that won the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards.[27]

Bradshaw is also a graduate of Birmingham City University (then the University of Central England), where he studied media from 1995 to 1998.[28]

One of Bradshaw's MA students was Lyra McKee.[29]

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  1. ^ Birmingham City University: MA Data Journalism
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  4. ^ Kiss, Jemima (1 June 2009). "4ip: Two new projects to help prop up local news". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  5. ^ Blackaby, Anna (2 June 2009). "Funding for Birmingham City University journalism website". Birmingham Post. Trinity Mirror Midlands. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  6. ^ Bradshaw, Paul (13 February 2008). "Local online news is changing, but not fast enough". Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  7. ^ Bradshaw, Paul (13 February 2008). "When Journalists Blog: How It Changes What They Do". Nieman Reports. Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  8. ^ Routledge: Online Journalism Handbook
  9. ^ McAthy, Rachel (20 July 2010). "'Online innovator to leave university post after 'complicated decision". Retrieved 30 July 2010.
  10. ^ Routledge: Mobile-First Journalism
  11. ^ "Magazine Editing in print and online – 3rd edition". Taylor and Francis. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  12. ^ "Paul Bradshaw". Retrieved 15 December 2016.
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  17. ^ Turner, Barry, ed. (14 December 2012). Specialist Journalism. Routledge. ISBN 9780415582858.
  18. ^ "Data Journalism". Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Ethics for Digital Journalists: Emerging Best Practices (Paperback) - Routledge". Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  20. ^ Monck, Adrian (7 November 2007). "Britain's Top Ten Journo-Bloggers". Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  21. ^ "Power 50 Profiles – No.36 Paul Bradshaw". Birmingham Post. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  22. ^ Brown, Graeme (1 April 2016). "Birmingham Post Power 250: Media". birminghampost. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  23. ^ Oliver, Laura. "The leading innovators in journalism and media in 2010".
  24. ^ Angelotti, Ellyn Michele. "Live Blog: 'Finding the Future of Journalism'". Archived from the original on 12 January 2011.
  25. ^ Luft, Oliver. "NUJ Regional Press Awards shortlist unveiled". Archived from the original on 16 June 2011.
  26. ^ Kiss, Jemima. "Can you rank journalists by authority on Twitter? PeerIndex thinks so". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
  27. ^ International, CNN (16 October 2016). "2016". Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  28. ^ "Paul Bradshaw". LinkedIn. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  29. ^ Bradshaw, Paul (20 April 2019). "Lyra McKee". Medium. Retrieved 22 April 2019.

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