Academic Writing



  • Spin, Spies and the Fourth Estate: British Intelligence and the Media. Edinburgh University Press. Due 2018

Academic Articles


      • Piazza R and Lashmar P. “Corbyn according to the BBC”, for special edition of Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (ed: Dr Roberta Piazza). Published online 25 Dec 2017
      • Lashmar, P and Hobbs, D. “Diamonds, gold and crime displacement: Hatton Garden, and the evolution of organised crime in the UK.” Trends in Organised Crime. Online First. Open Access –
      • Lashmar, P “Putting lives in danger? Tinker, tailor, journalist, spy: the use of journalistic cover.” Journalism: theory, practice and criticism. Online First 13 Sept 2017 
      • Lashmar, Paul. (2016). “No More Sources? The impact of Snowden’s revelations on journalists and their confidential sources.” Journalism Practice. Published online first 24 May 2016. London: Francis and Taylor. DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2016.1179587
      • Lashmar, Paul. (2015). “Spies and journalists: Towards an ethical framework?” Ethical Space, The International Journal of Communication Ethics. Vol 12, Nos 3/4. pp 4-14
      • Lashmar, Paul. (2013) “How to humiliate and shame: a reporter’s guide to the power of the mugshot”. Social Semiotics. London: Francis and Taylor. Published online 18th October 2013.
      • Lashmar, Paul. (2013). “Urinal or conduit? Institutional information flow between the UK intelligence services and news media.” Journalism: theory, practice and criticism. 14 (8):1024-1040 London: Sage.


      • Lashmar P. “From silence to primary definer: The rise of the Intelligence lobby in the public sphere.” For special edition of Critical Sociology (ed: Prof David Miller).
      • Lashmar P. “7/7: An academic and reflexive re-evaluation of journalistic practice.” For special edition of Journalism: theory, practice and criticism (ed: Dr Julian Matthews).

Non peer review

    • Lashmar, P. (2018) “Nest of Spies”, British Journalism Review, Vol. 29, No 1 March 2018, pp 53-58.
    • Lashmar, P. (2016) “Why it good to hoard”.  The problem of Journalists’ archives” British Journalism Review, Vol. 27, September 2016. 53-58
    • Lashmar, P. (2015) “Spies at The Observer”, British Journalism Review, Vol. 26, No 3 September 2015, pp 60-65
    • Lashmar, P. (1992) A fraudster’s charter. British Journalism Review. 3.4 (1992): 40-43.
    • Lashmar, P. (1993) Outsiders – in from the cold. British Journalism Review 4.1 (1993): 32-36.

Journal Editor

From July 2011, the Honorary Editor of the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society (DNHAS), an annual semi scholarly journal that has been published since 1874. First volume under my editorship was published November 2012. Volume 138 published September 2017. Vol 139 in 2018

Guest Editor

The Press, Intelligence and the Ethics debate. Ethical Space, The International Journal of Communication Ethics. Vol 12, Nos 3/4. 2015.

Other articles


June 2010 Augmented podcast: Lashmar, Paul (series editor and contributor). Cutting edge analysis of the critical issues facing journalism today: augmented podcasts series for Henry Stewart Talks. Contributed 50 minute analysis of the media and the war on terror. Other contributors to the series include Professor Chris Frost (Liverpool John Moores University), Prof Dr Damian Tambini (Polis at LSE), Alex Thomson (C4 News), Professor Richard Keeble (Lincoln), Dr Paul Bradshaw (City University), Dr Marianne Franklin (Goldsmiths College), Charlie Beckett (Polis at LSE), Professor Ivor Gaber (City and Bedfordshire Universities), Granville Williams (CPBF) and Dr Kari Anden-Papadopoulos (Stockholm University).


Lashmar, P (2017) “The Independent is Dead, Long Live The Independent” in Mair, J. et al Last Words -How Can Journalism Survive the Decline of Print? Abramis. pp 89-94.

Lashmar, Paul. 2013. Journalist, Folk Devil? in Moral Panics in the Contemporary World, edited by Rohloff, A., Critcher, C., Hughes, J. and Petley, J. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Lashmar, Paul. 2013. The Future of investigative journalism in The Future of Quality News Journalism: a cross continental analysis. Editors: Anderson P.J., Ogola, G. and Williams, M. NY: Routledge.

Lashmar, Paul. 2011. Blonde on Blonde: Wikileaks versus the Official Sources in Investigative Journalism: Dead or Alive. Editors: Mair, J., Keeble, R.L. 1st: 107-121. Suffolk: Abramis.

Lashmar, Paul. 2008. From shadow boxing to Ghost Plane: English journalism and the war on terror in Investigative Journalism: Theory & Practice. Editor: de Burgh H. 2nd edition. pp191-214. Abingdon: Routledge.

Lashmar, Paul. 2001. West Europe and North America chapter in Global corruption report. Transparency International. pp 138-151 London: Pluto Press .

Lashmar, Paul. (1983) Information is Power chapter in Nineteen Eighty Four in 1984: Autonomy, Control and Communication, Crispin Aubrey and Paul Chilton (eds), London: Comedia.

Academic Book reviews.

Lownie A. “Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess” (London: Hodder and Stoughton) 2015. Lashmar P. (2016) Socialist History, 50. 115-118

Felle, T., Mair, J. and Radcliffe, D. Data Journalism: Inside the Global Abramis 2015.  Lashmar, P. (2016) Facts and Figure.  British Journalism Review. Vol 27 Number 2 June 2016. p72

Jean Seaton, Pinkoes and Traitor: The BBC and the Nation 1974–1987 (London: Profile Books, 2015), pp. 384, ISBN 978 1 84668 4746 (hb), £30. in Journal of British Cinema and Television. Volume 12, Issue 4, Page 595-598, ISSN 1743-4521, Available Online October 2015.

Peter J. Ling. “John. F Kennedy” in The Historian. No 121: Spring 2014, pg 4.

Dick Hobbs, “Lush Life: Constructing Organised Crime in the UK”. Crime, Media, Culture April 2014 10: 91-94,

Robert Dover and Michael S. Goodman (eds) Spinning Intelligence: Why Intelligence Needs the Media, Why the Media Needs Intelligence London: Hurst & Co, 2009. 265 pp. £15.99 (pbk) ISBN 978 1850659945 by Lashmar, Paul in Media, War & Conflict, ISSN 1750-6352, 08/2010, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp. 230 – 232

Peer reviews:

Peer reviews of manuscripts for journals including Journalism Studies, Digital Journalism; Media, War & Conflict; Journal of Communication; Convergence; Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Big Data and Society, Intelligence and National Security .