About us

Dr. Mark Lee Hunter

Mark is the only person to have won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., the world’s leading organization in the field, for both his investigative reports and his research on journalism. He has also won the H.L. Mencken Free Press Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for research on journalism, the National Headliners, Clarion and EFMD Awards. 

He has authored some 200 investigative reports for media including Arte, The New York Times Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Le Figaro, and others. His articles on media and communication have appeared in Corporate Reputation Review, Harvard Business Review, Columbia Journalism Review, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics and elsewhere. 

His ten books include Le Journalisme d’investigation en France et aux Etats-Unis (Presses Universitaires de France, 1997), the first cross-cultural study of investigative reporting methods. He currently teaches at INSEAD, Rotterdam School of Management and other conferences, institutes and universities on five continents. He is a founding member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, and served on its guiding Voluntary Committee for twelve years. He is also a founding member of the Stakeholder Media Project in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre, which conducts research on new forms and business models of watchdog media.

Drs. Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers is a independent investigative journalist, university teacher and media trainer/consultant. 

Currently he writes for the Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer, about pollution and climate change. Previously he worked as a staff reporter at several newspapers and magazines in The Netherlands, like NRC Handelsblad and Intermediair, covering economic affairs. 

Luuk teaches at universities and in news rooms, but has also trained and advised NGO's like Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. His fields of expertise are investigative project management, interviewing and data journalism. Together with Mark Lee Hunter he developed Story-Based Inquiry, a benchmark method for investigative journalism, adopted by Unesco and training centers around the world. 

Luuk co-authored six books about investigative reporting and he regularly speaks at IRE, GIJC, CIJ and Data Harvest conferences, the world’s leading forums for investigative journalisms best practices. He served ten years in the board of the VVOJ, the Dutch-Belgium association of investigative journalists. He has a masters degree in Social-Economic History from Radboud University Nijmegen.

(www.luuksengers.nl, @lsengers)