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 an independent investigative journalist, university lecturer and media trainer. He writes stories about environmental issues for newspapers and magazines and he teaches investigation methods, datajournalism and interview skills to students, media professionals, corporates and activists.

With Mark Lee Hunter and support from Unesco he has developed Story-Based Inquiry, an investigation method for storytellers that has been translated into a dozen languages and has been adopted by journalists and universities around the world.

Previously Luuk was employed as an economy reporter at the Dutch national newspaper NRC Handelsblad and the magazines Quote and Intermediair. Luuk co-authored several handbooks for 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.