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Paul Marsden

Lecturer in Journalism
Leeds Trinity University

Paul Marsden is a specialist in digital journalism and is engaged in ongoing research into supporting journalism through enterprise. His most recent title, 'Entrepreneurial Journalism', focuses on producing news for digital audiences, the challenging economics of the modern newsroom and developing innovative storytelling.


Paul 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.


    MA in Journalism, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds, 2012
    PGCE in PCET, Huddersfield University, Huddersfield, 2009
    BA in Journalism, UCLAN, Preston, 2005

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.  

Personal Interests

    Paul likes to spend his spare time with his family, supporting his local football team, Huddersfield Town, and travelling whenever possible.  



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The Guardian

Local newspapers' crisis: cutbacks are bad for society - and democracy

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.


History of British cyclists in the Tour de France

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.