Paul Bradshaw (journalist)

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Paul Bradshaw
Paul Bradshaw 2013-01-22.jpg
Bradshaw in January 2013
Born Bolton
Alma mater University of Central England

Paul Bradshaw is an online journalist and blogger, a Reader in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University and a Visiting Professor at City University's School of Journalism in London. He manages his own blog, the Online Journalism Blog[1] (OJB), and is the co-founder of Help Me Investigate,[2] an investigative journalism website funded by Channel 4 and Screen WM.[3][4] He has written for,[5] Press Gazette, The Guardian's Data Blog, Nieman Reports[6] and the Poynter Institute in the US.

Bradshaw is the author of the Online Journalism Handbook,[7] co-written with former Financial Times web editor Liisa Rohumaa,[8] and also co-wrote the 3rd edition of Magazine Editing with John Morrish, due in 2011.[9] He has also contributed to books including Investigative Journalism (2nd Ed),[10] Web Journalism: A New Form of Citizenship;[11] Face The Future[12] and Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives.[13]

Adrian Monck ranked Bradshaw second in his list of "Britain's Top Ten Journo-Bloggers" (2007),.[14] He was placed thirty-sixth in the Birmingham Post's "Power 50" list of 2009.[15] He has been listed in's list of the leading innovators in journalism and media[16] and Poynter's most influential people in social media.[17]

In 2010 he was shortlisted for Multimedia Publisher of the Year[18] and in 2011 ranked 9th in PeerIndex's list of the most influential UK journalists on Twitter.[19]

Bradshaw is also a graduate of Birmingham City University (then the University of Central England), where he studied media from 1995 to 1998.[20]

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  3. ^ Kiss, Jemima (1 June 2009). "4ip: Two new projects to help prop up local news". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Blackaby, Anna (2 June 2009). "Funding for Birmingham City University journalism website". Birmingham Post. Trinity Mirror Midlands. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Bradshaw, Paul (13 February 2008). "Local online news is changing, but not fast enough". Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  6. ^ 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. 
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  8. ^ McAthy, Rachel (20 July 2010). "'Online innovator to leave university post after 'complicated decision". Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Magazine Editing in print and online – 3rd edition". Taylor and Francis. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
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  14. ^ Monck, Adrian (7 November 2007). "Britain's Top Ten Journo-Bloggers". Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  15. ^ "Power 50 Profiles – No.36 Paul Bradshaw". Birmingham Post. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  16. ^ Oliver, Laura. "The leading innovators in journalism and media in 2010". 
  17. ^ Angelotti, Ellyn Michele. "Live Blog: 'Finding the Future of Journalism'". 
  18. ^ Luft, Oliver. "NUJ Regional Press Awards shortlist unveiled". 
  19. ^ Kiss, Jemima. "Can you rank journalists by authority on Twitter? PeerIndex thinks so". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  20. ^ "Paul Bradshaw". LinkedIn. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 

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