Paul Lewis is Special Projects Editor for The Guardian. He has pioneered the use of Twitter in journalism and his coverage of the 2011 England riots made him the most retweeted news source - gaining 35,000 followers in five days. He recently led Reading the Riots, the landmark study by The Guardian into the disturbances with the London School of Economics. Lewis was named Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards 2010 and won the 2009 Bevins Prize for outstanding investigative journalism. He previously worked at The Washington Post as the Stern Fellow. He studied at Cambridge University and Harvard University.