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Dr Mark Lee Hunter

Dr Mark Lee Hunter is a founding member of The Global Investigative Journalism Network, the principal author of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2009) and the recipient of many awards for his reporting. He is the founding academic director of the Future Media Management Programme at Stockholm School of Economics Riga. He has lectured in 40 countries on five continents and pioneered collaborative investigations with NGOs, notably Greenpeace.  His most recent book with Luuk Sengers, Modern Investigative Journalism: A Comprehensive Curriculum, was published by Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism in 2019.

With Luk N. Van Wassenhove and Maria Besiou, he wrote Power is Everywhere: How stakeholder-driven media build the future of watchdog news (Stakeholder Media Project, 2017).
Free book downloads: https://www.storybasedinquiry.com/publications

Scheduled Training

Story-Based Inquiry Method

This four-part online course, which takes place over four days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report. This course is now SOLD OUT.  –> Register your interest here and we’ll inform you as soon as places become available.
Summer Conference Event
 — Course

Story-Based Inquiry Method

This four-part online course, which takes place over four days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report.
Summer Conference Event
 — Workshop

Story-Based Inquiry 4

This session shows you how to compose a story that hits hard and fast, and builds to a powerful conclusion. The core of this method is continuous composition and referencing – an approach that saves both you and your colleagues time and anguish.
Summer Conference Event
 — Workshop

Story-Based Inquiry 2

In this session we map the plot of a story – a sequence of events that must have occurred, which we can subsequently verify and enrich. Simultaneously, we create scenes, with characters whose actions and conflicts define the content and meaning of the story.
Summer Conference Event
 — Workshop

Story-Based Inquiry 1

Investigation has a dirty name with editors, who think it’s about slowly rummaging through piles of garbage till you find (or don’t find) a jewel. Too often, they’re right. This session will show you how to choose a subject and define your investigation as a story from the start, using hypotheses.