Paul Donoughue is a journalist from Australia. He was a music writer before becoming a reporter with The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail newspapers in Brisbane and the magazine U on Sunday. He is currently a reporter with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. His freelance work has appeared in The Guardian, The Australian, Good Weekend, Crikey, The Big Issue, Killings, Voiceworks and IndieBerlin, among others. In 2011, he was a finalist in the Queensland Media Awards for news writing.