Our research is guided by a panel of scholars with deep expertise in public interest journalism.

Members of the research panel have focussed on this issue for many years and now contribute their knowledge to our work. Their specialties include journalism practice, the civic importance of the media, law, technology, business and economics.

With their input we can be sure that our research addresses the most pressing questions in securing a future for public interest journalism.

The chair of the panel is Associate Professor Margaret Simons.



  • Margaret Simons Monash University

    Margaret is the Chair of Research at PIJI and an Associate Professor in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University.

  • Jason Bosland University of Melbourne

    Associate Professor Jason Bosland is Deputy Director of the Centre for Media and Communications Law at Melbourne Law School, where he teaches media and communications law.

  • Axel Bruns Queensland University of Technology

    Professor Axel Bruns is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Professor in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

  • Andrea Carson La Trobe University

    Andrea Carson is an associate professor in the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

  • Andrew Dodd University of Melbourne

    Associate Professor Andrew Dodd is the Director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne.

  • Julian Thomas RMIT University

    Professor Julian Thomas is Director of the Technology, Communications and Policy Lab in RMIT University’s Digital Ethnography Research Centre.

  • Glenn Withers Australian National University

    Glenn Withers is an Economics Professor at the Australian National University and an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales.

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