Bill Birnbauer, Australia, is an Adjunct professor in journalism at Monash University in Melbourne. He is vice chair of the ICIJ’s Network Committee.Before joining Monash in December 2008, he was an investigative reporter at The Sunday Age and The Age newspapers. He has 30 years experience in print journalism, has written two books and has produced documentaries for ABC and SBS television in Australia.In 1993, he became a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Bill has won numerous journalism awards. He has participated in two ICIJ projects: the first exposing links between organized crime syndicates and Big Tobacco, and The Water Barons, an award-winning project on the privatization of water.He has a PhD based on his research on the rise of non-profit investigative journalism in the United States.