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Mark Lee Hunter


Dr. Mark Lee Hunter’s career has been divided between investigative journalism, scholarly research, training and consulting.  He is currently an Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD, based in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre.

He was a founding member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network in 2003, and serves on its coordinating committee, as well as the board of the journalism quarterly Message. He speaks regularly at international journalism conferences, to multinational corporations, and to news organizations about finding and using information.  As an investigative media trainer, he works with Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), France Télévisions, the London Centre for Investigative Journalism, and many other organizations.

His doctoral thesis in communications, published by the Presses Universitaires de France as Le Journalisme d’investigation en France et aux Etats-Unis, was the first cross-cultural study of French and American investigative reporting methods; his manual for investigative reporters, Story-Based Inquiry, was published by UNESCO in 2009. 

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How Strategic Alliances Can Strengthen Investigative Journalism

M. Hunter, L. Van Wassenhove & M. Besiou

Collaborations between journalists and NGOs forge new avenues for mutual value creation – and social impact.


Two New Commandments of Customer Engagement

Mark Hunter, Luk Van Wassenhove & Maria Besiou

Fields as disparate as journalism and technology have a common route to success in the digital era.


A Future for the News Industry

Mark Hunter, Luk Van Wassenhove & Maria Besiou

The decline of the news business is not inevitable, if we connect to our best customers.

Leadership & Organisations

How True News Will Beat Fake News

Mark Hunter, Luk Van Wassenhove & Maria Besiou

A wave of community-based media is taking audience and influence from the mainstream.