Dr. Mark Lee Hunter, co-author

Dr Mark Lee Hunter
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Mark Lee Hunter is an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD, where he is a founding member of the Stakeholder Media Project and a lecturer in the Managing Partnerships and Strategic Alliances program, and an adjunct at Rotterdam School of Management and Stockholm School of Economics Riga, where he co-founded the Future Media Management Programme in 2018.

He is a founding member and former guiding committee member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network. His manuals for investigative reporters, Story-Based Inquiry (UNESCO 2009) and The Global Investigative Journalism Casebook (UNESCO 2012), are the most widely-distributed works in the history of their field.[1] With Luk N. Van Wassenhove and Maria Besiou, he is the author of Power is Everywhere: How stakeholder-driven media build the future of watchdog news (Stakeholder Media Project, 2017). He has taught investigative methods and media management to journalists, NGOs and corporates in 40 countries.

His other books include a case-cracking investigation of a murder that implicated the top ranks of the Paris art world and government, an inquiry into France’s extreme right party, the National Front, that included sitting on its education council as a declared observer, and a cross-cultural study of French and American investigative journalism. His journalistic articles have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Le Monde Diplomatique, Harper’s, Columbia Journalism Review, and many others.

Hunter earned his doctorate in Sciences de l’Information at the Université de Paris II/Panthéon-Assas, and his undergraduate degree at Harvard College. His scholarly articles have appeared in Sloan MIT Management Review, Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Reputation Review, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, and elsewhere.

He has won two Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards (for reporting and research on journalism), along with the Sigma Delta Chi Award for research on journalism, the H.L. Mencken Free Press Award for investigation of government abuses, the National Headliners and Clarion Awards for feature writing, and two EFMD Awards for case-writing on business issues. His documentary on France’s alcohol lobby, Liquorgate (Arte), was selected for the FIPA international festival. He has lived in France since 1982. When not working, he plays slide guitar.

[1] These books are free downloads at www.storybasedinquiry.com/publications.