Paul Brighton is Head of Department of Media and Film at the University of Wolverhampton. He grew up in Wolverhampton and attended Wolverhampton Grammar School, winning an Open Scholarship to Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He got a First in English and, after postgraduate research at Cambridge, worked for the media. He was a BBC Radio presenter for twenty years, before becoming Head of Broadcasting and Journalism at University of Wolverhampton. His book News Values was published by SAGE in 2007. He is now Head of Media, Film, Deaf Studies and Interpreting; and his next book Original Spin: Prime Ministers and the Press in Victorian Britain will be published by I.B. Tauris.

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