Dr Paul Rowinski

Paul is an award-winning lecturer, who has worked for the regional, national and transnational press for two decades. He first worked for various UK regional newspapers, before becoming a national newspaper reporter. Paul was a Berlin-based foreign correspondent working for The European, Scotland on Sunday and Times Educational Supplement. He has also written for other national titles, like The Independent and Financial Times.

He also worked as an assistant producer on the English section of Deutsche Welle TV, producing regular world news bulletins and as a guest columnist for the Berlin based quality broadsheet, Der Tagesspiegel and occasional features writer for Die Zeit. Paul has covered stories from Germany, Austria, Poland, Italy and the former Yugoslavia. On returning to the UK he worked for The Times Educational Supplement, the Daily Mail foreign desk, The Sunday Times (Five share 27m lottery) and The Times night news desk: Times Pinochet Front page

Paul was previously course leader for the Masters in International Journalism at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and prior to that delivered an undergraduate journalism degree for the University of Middlesex. Paul’s PhD looked at different perceptions of European integration in the newspapers of Rupert Murdoch in Britain and Silvio Berlusconi in Italy, analysing both the discursive construction and political communication of Europe in the media. Paul’s research also looks at the relationships between national identity and media discourse.

He was co-editor of Br(e)aking The News, Journalism, Politics and New Media, published in 2013 by Peter Lang and wrote a chapter in this book and Media/Democracy: A Comparative Study, published by Cambridge Scholars (2013). Both focused on the discursive construction of Europe in the Murdoch and Berlusconi press.

Paul currently works at the University of Bedfordshire, where he organized two conferences at the university, entitled Britain in Europe, in April, 2015, and June, 2016, on the eve of the EU referendum, with politicians, journalists and academics debating the issues, as the UK hurtled towards the referendum on EU membership.

In 2017 Paul published Evolving Eurocepticisms in the British and Italian Press. Selling the Public Short (Palgrave). In 2020, Paul published Post-Truth, Post-Press, Post-Europe. Euroscepticism and the Crisis of Political Communication (Palgrave) Paul runs the MA in International Journalism at the university.

He is fluent in German and Italian, and has a respectable command of Spanish and Polish. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Applied Social Sciences in Berlin (HMKW).

Paul is a member of the Media and Politics and Italian groups of the Political Studies Association (PSA) and Journalism Studies Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year (2017) in his faculty. In 2016 Paul won the 100% Effort Award at the Pantera Tae Kwon Do club. He is currently preparing for his black belt and various national and European veteran competitions.

Paul has a passion for mindfulness and runs a group for journalism first year undergraduates, suffering with various issues, including mental health problems.

He is a scholar of soft and hard martial arts, history, current affairs, literature, writing, but most of all, his incredible wife and two boys. Paul is at his happiest cycling in the countryside.