Mark Lee Hunter is an Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre, where he is a founding member of the Stakeholder Media Project. The project seeks to define and map a new sector of influential media, under the direct control of stakeholder groups.
His manual for investigative reporters, Story-Based Inquiry (UNESCO 2009), is the most widely-distributed reporting method in the world. He is the author of seven other books, including two follow-up manuals to Story-Based Inquiry, and internationally-reviewed investigations into subjects ranging from the French extreme right to a high-profile murder case. He was a founding member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network in 2003, and serves on its board as well as the board of the German journalism review, Messages.
Dr. Hunter is the only person to have won Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards for both his journalism and his scholarship, along with the H.L. Mencken Free Press Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for research on journalism, the National Headliners and Clarion Awards, and two EFMD Awards for case-writing. His articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Corporate Reputation Review, Harvard Business Review, Columbia Journalism Review, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics, the Journal of Business Ethics and various anthologies. He speaks regularly at international journalism conferences, to multinational corporations, and to news organisations about finding and using information.