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 investigative journalist, researcher and educator. An expert in data journalism, he played a crucial role in designing key procedures of the Story-Based Inquiry method.  He continues to refine and extend the method, notably in the Logan Handbooks series of manuals, written with Mark Lee Hunter and published by the Centre for Investigative Journalism (London).

Luuk serves on the faculty at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in Mechelen (Belgium) and Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg (Netherlands), and is a visiting lecturer at several other universities. He regularly speaks at the IRE, GIJC, CIJ and Data Harvest conferences, the world's leading forums for investigative journalism's best practices.

Previously, Luuk worked sixteen years as an economy reporter at major Dutch newspapers and magazines, like NRC Handelsblad, Quote and Intermediair. His investigative work includes pieces about air pollution, train accidents, hormone disrupting chemicals in drinking water, unsafe baby food, wage differences, unfairness in the tax system, diminishing social security, rising poverty, corporate corruption and environmental issues. He was a board member of VVOJ, the association of investigative journalists in The Netherlands and Belgium, for ten years.