Bill Birnbauer was a print journalist in Melbourne, Australia, for 33 years. He worked at The Herald, The Age and The Sunday Age. His roles included investigative reporter, feature writer, State political reporter, medical reporter, chief of staff, news editor and night editor. Following a buyout, he moved to a tenured research and teaching role at the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University. He completed a PhD at Swinburne University, then did further research and rewriting to publish, The rise of nonprofit investigative journalism in the United States.
He is retired but serves as the vice chair of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists network committee and has roles at several other public interest journalism and university organisations.
PhD, Swinburne University
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Nonprofit investigative journalism
Business models for journalism
Ethics of foundation funding
Personal Interests
Aikido, tai chi.