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 and senior editor at The Age and The Sunday Age newspapers. He has 30 years’ experience in print journalism, has written three books and numerous book chapters, and has produced documentaries for ABC and SBS television in Australia. His most recent book, The Rise of Nonprofit Investigative Journalism in the United States, was published in late 2018.
Bill was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University in 1993. He has also won several key journalism awards. He 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 non-profit investigative journalism in the United States.