Paul Mason is Newsnight’s Economics Editor, a role he took over after several years as the programme’s Business And Industry Correspondent. He sums up his agenda as ‘profit, people and planet’. Paul’s analyses of current trends and developments in the economy and business world are accessible to a wide audience, without ‘dumbing down’ or patronising the viewer.
Paul won the Workworld Business Journalist of the Year Award and the Wincott Award for his reports from China, and the Diageo African Business Reporting Award for his acclaimed film on how mobile phones are changing Africa.
Before joining Newsnight, Paul was a print journalist, covering business in magazines and
newspapers. He was deputy editor of Computer Weekly, a campaigning magazine whose
investigative team regularly broke stories that made waves across government and industry.
Paul has written two books, Live Working Or Die Fighting: How The Working Class Went
Global, tells the story of the new ‘globalised’ working class, alongside the epic history of the
labour movement, Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed. His blog, Idle Scrawl has been
twice longlisted for the Orwell Prize.