Paul Myers

Paul joined the BBC in 1995 as a news information researcher. This followed an earlier career in computers and internet experience dating back to the 1970’s.

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As the internet grew in significance, Paul was able to blend his technical knowledge of the medium with the realities of his work in the BBC. As a result, he was able to devise many groundbreaking techniques and strategies that continue to shape the way journalists conduct online research and investigation.

Paul heads up BBC Academy’s Investigative Hub project. This sees him work within program teams, solving issues related to investigation whilst sharing vital new skills with those he works with. Paul will source experts in diverse fields as required.

He also manages and delivers training related to various related areas such as online research, business research, due diligence, people research, data journalism and analysis, reporting of statistics, social media investigation, digital security, saving and verifying evidence, digital photography, web design and image production.

Paul’s techniques have helped his colleagues develop creative approaches to research , conduct their investigations securely and have lead many journalists to information they would never have otherwise been able to find.

He has worked with leading programmes like Panorama, Watchdog, national news bulletins, BBC Online, local & national radio and the World Service. He is also a regular blogger on the BBC College of Journalism website.

He has also helped train personnel from The Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Times, the Financial Tine, Channel 4, CNN, the World Bank and the UNDP.

Away from his training & consultancy work, Paul does a lot of Photography and is building up a large library of stock photos. Enquire for details.