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Top investigative journalist Paul Lashmar joins City journalism department

Dr Paul Lashmar will be teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate journalism courses

by Ed Grover (Senior Communications Officer)

One of the UK’s leading investigative journalists, Dr Paul Lashmar, has joined the Department of Journalism at City, University of London.

Dr Lashmar, who is also a well-known academic, will be teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate journalism courses as a Senior Lecturer, including City’s MA Investigative Journalism programme.

He said: “I’m delighted to join City, one of the world’s most exciting journalism schools, and to be working alongside so many distinguished colleagues. It’s also great to be back in London, one of the great global news hubs.

“I’ll be doing everything I can to help students to become the probing and ethical journalists that world so desperately needs in this difficult time of fake news and sensationalist reporting.”

Dr Lashmar has worked in television, radio and print for media including Channel 4, the Observer, the Independent on Sunday and Granada Television.

He is an outstanding journalist and educator and our students will benefit hugely from his experience  Professor Suzanne Franks, Head of the Department of Journalism

His academic research and journalism has covered a broad range of subjects, including organised crime, terrorism, intelligence and business fraud. He is the author of four books, an adviser to the Centre for Investigative Journalism and a former winner of the Reporter of The Year prize at the British Press Awards.

Professor Suzanne Franks, Head of the Department of Journalism at City, said: “I am delighted that Paul Lashmar is joining our staff. He is an outstanding journalist and educator and our students will benefit hugely from his experience. Paul is also developing a strong track record as a researcher and we look forward to his contribution in this area.”

Dr Lashmar is an experienced commentator in the UK media and is regularly interviewed on radio and television. His current research interests include: the British press and the EU, journalism and espionage, and reporting serious crime.

He joins City from the University of Sussex.

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