Paul Mason

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(Journalist, broadcaster)
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Born23 January 1960
Leigh, England, UK
Alma materUniversity of Sheffield
SpouseJane Bruton
PartyLabour Party

Paul Mason is an English writer and broadcaster on economics and social justice issues. He was Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News,[1] becoming the programme's Economics Editor on 1 June 2014,[2] a post he formerly held on BBC2's Newsnight programme.[3]


In 2018 Paul Mason tweeted that we needed to be “prepared to accept” the UK government's official narrative about the attack on Sergei Skripal.[4]

On 31 July 2016, Paul Mason published a 5,000-word article "Labour: The Way Ahead" detailing his thoughts on Labour strategy post-24 September 2016, the date when the result of the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith is scheduled to be announced.[5]

On 18 August 2016, Mason noted that Labour's Blairite wing had apparently shut up shop.[6]


Mason is a visiting professor at the University of Wolverhampton.[7]


Paul Mason is the author of a number of books, the latest published in July 2015 being "PostCapitalism: A Guide to our Future".[8]


Documents by Paul Mason

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)
Document:Labour: The Way Aheadarticle31 July 2016Labour Party
Jeremy Corbyn
Owen Smith
UK/2017 General Election
Document:Slumlands — filthy secret of the modern mega-city8 August 2011Slum


  1. "BBC Newsnight's Paul Mason joins Channel 4 News"
  2. Oli Townsend (13 May 2014). "Paul Mason to become Economics Editor at Channel 4 News". Features Exec Media Database - Media Bulletin. London. Retrieved 8 June 2014.

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  3. "Guardian profile of Paul Mason"
  5. "My thoughts on Labour strategy post 24/9"
  6. "The sound of Blairite silence"
  7. "Paul Mason, Esq". Debrett's People of Today. Debrett's. Retrieved 23 June 2013.

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  8. "The end of capitalism has begun"