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Paul Mason

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Journalist & Keynote & Business Speaker

Paul Mason is a former Channel 4 and BBC journalist and broadcaster and filmmaker and a keynote business speaker on the economy and finance and the digital era.

Paul was the economics editor on Newsnight, before moving to Channel 4 News in 2013. During fifteen years at the forefront of news broadcasting he covered stories as varied as Hurricane Katrina, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Occupy and the Arab Spring. Plus the Greek crisis, the Taksim Square revolt, and the 2014 Gaza war. He left Channel 4 in 2016 to freelance.

He is a filmmaker and writer and his upcoming book Clear Bright Future: A radical defence of the human being will be published in May 2019. He writes a weekly column for the New Statesman and contributes to Novara Media, The Guardian, iNews, Le Monde Diplomatique, and Freitag.
Paul has won the RTS Specialist Reporter Award in 2012 and was the inaugural winner of the Ellen Meiksins Wood prize in 2018 and has written five non-fiction books and one novel. Three of his plays have been performed, including Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere, commissioned by BBC TWO at the Young Vic.


Paul Mason is often asked to speak at events across the world and has spoken in Moscow, Warsaw, Zagreb, Amsterdam, Berlin, Athens, Vienna, Zagreb, Seoul, Sydney, Toronto, and New York City.
His speaking topics include –

• The Economy, Business and Finance
• The Changing Nature of Society
• Culture & Media
• The Digital Era
• Global Trends