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Denis Muller

Denis Muller

Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne

Denis Muller was born in New Zealand in 1948 and emigrated to Australia in 1969. He was educated at Rosmini College, Auckland, and at the University of Melbourne.

After three years on suburban newspapers in Auckland, he joined The Sydney Morning Herald as a sub-editor in 1969. In 1978 he joined The Times, London, also as a sub-editor, before returning to take up the position of Chief Sub-editor of the Herald in 1980.

He subsequently held the positions of Night Editor, News Editor and Assistant Editor (Investigations) at that newspaper, until joining The Age, Melbourne, as Associate Editor in 1986.

At both newspapers, his responsibilities including representing the papers as an advocate before the Australian Press Council.

From 1984 until he left newspapers in 1993, he worked closely with Irving Saulwick, one of Australia's leading public opinion pollsters, in the management and writing of the Saulwick Poll which was published in The Age as AgePoll and in the Herald as HeraldSurvey.

In 1990 he was accepted as a mature-age student into the Public Policy program at the University of Melbourne. He completed a Postgraduate Diploma in 1992 and a Master's degree in 1994.

In 1993 he left The Age to take up a position as Group Manager, Communications, at the Board of Studies, Victoria.

In 1995 he established the research consultancy Denis Muller & Associates, and was appointed a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Public Policy at the University of Melbourne.

In 2006 he completed a doctoral thesis on media ethics and accountability, and was appointed a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Public Policy, where he has taught in the Public Policy program since 1997.

He has also taught research methodology at RMIT University, and teaches defamation law to practising journalists through the Communication Law Centre.

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Jan 22, 2018 10:42 am UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

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Sky News is not yet Fox News, but it has the good, the bad and the uglies

Feb 16, 2017 00:49 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

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Is Australia’s level of media ownership concentration one of the highest in the world?

Dec 12, 2016 09:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Australias level of media ownership concentration is already one of the highest in the world. Shadow minister for communications, Michelle Rowland, press release, November 8, 2016. The governments Broadcasting...

You say 'elite media', I say real journalism. And now more than ever we must fight to keep it

Dec 09, 2016 11:55 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

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Free speech and the media are too often in a marriage of convenience

Sep 12, 2016 00:05 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Who can say what to whom in Australia? In this six-part series, we look at the complex idea of freedom of speech, who gets to exercise it and whether it is being curtailed in public debate. The closely related...

Paying a high price for embarrassing the government

May 30, 2016 07:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

None of the politicians are talking about it, but threats to freedom of speech have emerged in three different guises in the first three weeks of the election campaign. First there was the assailing of Duncan Storrar by...

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Economy

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Australian bonds fall across the curve as U.S.-China trade talks lift investors’ risk appetite

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Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin tests $6,500 mark, Chinese regulators arrest 3 in $87 mln digital theft, Ethereum’s Lubin views bearishness as no hurdle to growth – Monday, August 20th, 2018

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Politics

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Technology

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