Story-Based

Inquiry

We deliver research, storytelling and management skills that meet the needs of journalists, activists, educators and corporates.
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“Hunter and Sengers unpack the essential elements of writing like an anatomy lesson” 
– Mark Schapiro, environmental journalist
“It was both inspirational and deeply practical. It left everyone feeling uplifted”
– Vin Ray, former editor in chief, International, BBC
“It was an eye-opener for many that you can work with a hypothesis in this way”
– Nils Hanson, editor at Uppdrag granskning, Swedish Television
“A must for anyone who wants to make the difference in journalism” – Thomas Van Hemeledonck, chief-editor current affairs Telefacts, VTM Belgium Television
“Mark Hunter is a reference for our network”
– Didier Désormeaux, pedagogy director, France Télévisions
“Luuk is one of the few people I know who can teach storytelling technique broad-based and entertaining” – Hans Scholten, Stichting Democratie en Media
“I am impressed by the Story-based Inquiry Manual” – Rosemary Armao, Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia and the Organized Crime and Corruption Project
“[The method] is brilliantly intelligent and useably simple. It has completely revolutionised the way I work” – Brendan Montague, Request Initiative
“I recommend this for all [...] journalists embarking on longer term investigations” – Rosie Waterhouse, Director of the MA in Investigative Journalism, City University London 
Mark Lee Hunter
Luuk Sengers

Who we are

We are thought leaders for investigative methods and independent media management, with decades of experience in the streets and suites of 40 countries on five continents.  For our bios, tap here.

What we do for journalists, NGO's and publishers

Instruction, coaching and project management in investigative methods, data journalism, storytelling, interviewing and independent media management. Clients include: Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Amnesty International, Deutsche Welle, ZDF, RNTC, The Centre for Investigative Journalism, Université d’Aix-Marseille, Stockholm School of Economics Riga, Thomson Reuters Foundation….

What we do for corporates

Due diligence, interviewing, inquiry, networking, evidence-based presentation, stakeholder communication. Clients include: INSEAD, Rotterdam School of Management, David Leone Partners, Allianz, Syngenta, BP Alternative Energy, Dutch Chamber of Commerce, TenneT…

How we do it

KISS 2.0: Keep it smart and simple.
We bring 25 years of R&D to our work, including award-winning projects, peer-reviewed research and benchmark global manuals, and decades of classroom experience at leading journalism and business schools, teaching Masters, PhDs, MBAs and executives. Our courses are highly interactive and highly honed, and supported by our own award-winning case studies, investigations and manuals.

Handbooks & Manuals

Practitioners and scholars call our manuals and handbooks  “brilliant” and “major contributions.” Tap here for free downloads of our game-changing books Story-Based Inquiry, Power is Everywhere,  Modern Investigative Journalism: A comprehensive curriculum, Het Verborgen Scenario and more.
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