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Paul Lynch

Paul Lynch is a multi-award winning journalist who cut his teeth in local newsrooms in Derbyshire and Northampton before helping to establish Johnston Press’s investigations Unit and more recently, the BBC’s Shared Data Unit.

During his time in Northampton Paul was awarded Johnston Press’s journalist of the year award twice – once for exposing corruption at the heart of the town’s football club and a second time revealing the extent of historical abuse in a locally-formed religious sect.

Since joining the shared data unit in 2019, he has focussed on public interest investigations, delving into the UK’s care system, police misconduct and the lack of representation at music festivals among many other topics. The team won the Wincott award for data journalism for their piece on council budget deficits in 2022 and the unit has also been awarded Drum Media’s editorial team of the year.

Contact: paul.lynch01@bbc.co.uk to get in touch

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The AI Revolution: Should We Issue Warnings or Welcomes?

From the potential to erode trust through deep fakes and AI-powered misinformation, to dangers around undermining job security and creative innovation, there are genuine threats and challenges that this technology poses to both journalism and wider society.
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