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Paul Lashmar

Paul Lashmar

Dr Paul Lashmar joined Sussex in October 2015 as a Senior Lecturer and he is also an investigative journalist and research academic.

Prior to Sussex he was at Brunel University. His PhD is on the links between the intelligence services and the media, which is his core research interest.

Paul is a highly regarded investigative journalist and has worked in television, radio and print. He has been on the staff of The Observer, Granada Television’s World in Action current affairs series and The Independent. He has also produced a number of TV programmes for BBC’s Timewatch and Channel 4’s Dispatches series and is the author of three books and a chapter in ‘Investigative Journalism: Context & Theory’ (2008).

He covered the ‘War on Terror’ for the Independent on Sunday from 2001-2008.

He was awarded ‘Reporter of The Year’ in the 1986 UK Press Awards. Paul has written about terrorism, intelligence, organised crime, offshore crime, business fraud and the Cold War and has broken many major domestic and international stories. He is an adviser to the Centre for Investigative Journalism. Often interviewed on radio about these and other subjects.

An adviser to the Centre for Investigative Journalism at City University.

His full CV can be found at www.paullashmar.com

Specialist in journalism education and training

Current research interests:

* The British Press and the EU
* Moral Panics and the Journalist
* Information flow between intelligence agencies and the news media
* The relationship between reporters and their audience
* Excellence in Journalism Practice
* Socio-economic diversity in journalism
* Journalism and war on terror
* Journalism and organised crime
* Online media entrepreneurialism

Forthcoming book. Multimedia Journalism. Co-author with Steve Hill (Solent University) Sage Publications. Due publication Sept 2013. This book is a synthesis of theory and practice and includes interviews with practitioners.

June 2013 - Paul has a chapter "Journalist, Folk Devil?" in Moral Panics in the Contemporary World. (Eds: Critcher, Hughes, Petley and Rohloff). London: Bloomsbury. Moral panic theorists say the media are central to the 40 year old and popular concept, but in this chapter Paul Lashmar challenges the model observing that no research into actual journalism practice on stories deemed moral panics has previously been undertaken.

From July 2011 Paul has been Honorary Editor for the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society (DNHAS). The Proceedings is an annual semi-scholarly publication that has been published since 1870s. The first volume (133) under Paul's editorship has been available since November 2012. For more details contact Dorset County Museum. The index and details of Proceedings can be found here.

Snoopers' Charter: why journalists (and the rest of us) should be afraid

Dec 04, 2016 22:51 pm UTC| Law

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The Independent's final edition summed up all that is powerful about newsprint

Mar 28, 2016 01:03 am UTC| Insights & Views

A strong investigative front-page story alleging that a UK-based Saudi dissident was connected with a plot to kill a Saudi king allowed the last print edition of The Independent to exit with the panache and impact with...

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In the Democrats' bitter race to find a candidate to beat Trump, might Elizabeth Warren hold the key?

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