Bill Birnbauer is an award-winning journalist and journalism academic. He worked for more than three decades as a reporter and editor at the Age and Sunday Age before moving to Monash University as a senior lecturer in journalism in 2008. He is a published author and has co-produced two television documentaries.
Bill is revising a PhD on the creation, operation and sustainability of non-profit investigative reporting centres in the United States. He is the executive editor of two online publications that feature student journalism, including mojonews.com.au. Bill also is a black belt in aikido, a non-violent martial art.