Paul Lewis is Special Projects Editor for the Guardian, managing teams of journalists working on a range of investigations.


He recently led Reading the Riots, a major research project into the causes and consequences of the England riots, in collaboration with the London School of Economics. Paul lectures across Europe about the use of social media in journalism and teaches a masterclass in investigative reporting. You can watch his TED talk Crowdsourcing the News.


In 2012 he was nominated for both Reporter of the Year and the Orwell Prize for Journalism. He was named Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards 2010 and won the 2009 Bevins Prize for outstanding investigative journalism. He previously worked at the Washington Post as the Stern Fellow.