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Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey

About Paul Bailey

Paul spent 14 years working as a newspaper reporter in the North East after gaining a BA (Hons) Politics and History at Manchester. He undertook training with the National Council for the Training of Journalists before starting a career as a trainee reporter on The Hartlepool Mail. Paul then moved to The Sunderland Echo as a crime reporter and worked on high profile murder cases. He was promoted to Chief Reporter before moving to the production side of newspapers when he became Deputy News Editor. At the Newcastle Journal he became Head of Content (News Editor) responsible for deciding the best stories of the day and daily allocating work to over 40 journalists. Paul won four journalism awards - one regional, two national and one international award for his news stories. He has an MA in Bimedia Journalism with Merit from The University of Leeds.

In the news

  • Teessside University journalism students wins work experience on Mail on Sunday for top results.
    Hold the Front page, 23.08.2015
    Jamie Crow wins work experience placement, and is featured with lecturer Paul Bailey.


  • Student journalists are honoured at ceremony
    The Northern Echo, 27/05/14, P.32
    Some of the region's best and brightest student journalists have been recognised at a ceremony held by Teesside University.


  • University of Teesside students share Hartlepool Mail prize at awards night
    Hartlepool Mail [online] 19/05/2014
    Two journalism students have each earned a week’s works experience at the Hartlepool Mail after sharing a prize at their university course’s annual awards night.


  • Journalists on strike
    BBC Look North, 18/02/2014
    Senior Lecturer (Media) Paul Bailey comments on strike action by jounalists at The Northern Echo.