BiographyPaul Marsden is a Lecturer in Journalism at Leeds Trinity University, where he has worked for four years. Prior to this he taught at Coventry University and working in the regional press in the north of England.
While at Leeds Trinity, Paul has focused on the development of online news platforms and the technological and ethical issues they face. He has strong practical skills, setting-up and developing a specialist news website that showcased the work of journalism students covering the Tour de France in Yorkshire. The website was praised in the industry press and attracted more than 200,000 page views in eight months.
Paul has also developed the Yorkshire Voice website, which features multiplatform news from trainee journalists at Leeds Trinity. His teaching focuses on challenging students to create innovative and eye-catching news stories using the latest digital tools.
Paul has a background in newspaper journalism, having worked for several regional titles in Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Lancashire during the past decade.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Paul is particularly focused on how digital technology is changing journalism. His research investigates both the opportunities low-cost digital technology provides for entrepreneurs and the challenges it creates, such as unsubstantiated and inaccurate news.
Paul likes to spend his spare time with his family, supporting his local football team, Huddersfield Town, and travelling whenever possible.
Published: Apr 05, 2012 by The Guardian
Authors: Paul Marsden
This summary of my research into the crisis facing local newspapers made it onto the Media section of The Guardian's website.
Published: Apr 04, 2015
This video was produced by Paul during the build-up to the Grand Depart in Yorkshire during 2014. It tells the story of how British cyclists took nearly 60 years to win the Tour de France.