Paul Bradshaw publishes the Online Journalism Blog and is the founder of the investigative journalism crowdsourcing site Help Me Investigate (shortlisted for 2010 Multimedia Publisher of the Year). He is described by Press Gazette as one of the country's "most influential journalism bloggers" and by the Telegraph's Shane Richmond as "The UK's Jeff Jarvis".
Paul has a background in magazine and website management, and taught for 10 years at Birmingham City University, where he established the MA in Online Journalism. He has contributed to a number of books about journalism and the internet and speaks about the subjects in the media regularly both in the UK and internationally.
In 2008 Paul was ranked the UK's 4th "most visible person on the internet" by NowPublic, and in 2009 ranked 36th in the 'Birmingham Power 50'. In 2010 he was listed on both Journalism.co.uk's list of leading innovators in media, and the US Poynter Institute's list of the 35 most influential people in social media.
His 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.
In addition to teaching and writing, Paul acts as a consultant and trainer to a number of organisations on social media and data journalism.