GIJC17 Voices: Paul Myers

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GIJC17 Voices is a series of short interviews with some of the top investigative journalists from around the world.

Paul Myers has been working at the sharp edge of online research for nearly twenty years.

He has been training his fellow journalists since the turn of the century. He first used the Internet at school, in 1978. He became a news information researcher for the BBC in 1995, and eventually became a trainer and consultant for the corporation’s training division, in 1999.

Blending his previous career as a computer programmer with the world of journalism, Myers pioneered many of the online research techniques that are now commonplace in the media. He is always developing new investigation strategies to cope with the changing digital landscape, and works closely with current affairs, news and consumer programs, regularly joining investigations and lending his support.

Outside of his work with the BBC, Myers has helped investigators at the UNDP, World Bank, the Guardian, CNN and many other investigative teams. He runs the researchclinic.net website and combines his time with training, consultancy, photography and web design.

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