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Mark Stencel, Adjunct Instructor in the Dewitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy and Sanford School of Public Policy  

Office Location: 142 Sanford Building, Box 90241, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 613-7326
Duke Box: 90241
Email Address: mark.stencel@duke.edu
Web Page: http://reporterslab.org

Areas of Expertise

    Teaching (Fall 2018):

    • Pjms 374s.01, Watchdog reporting in politics Synopsis
      Sanford 07, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Stencel, M; Iannucci, . "Plenty of fact-checking is taking place, but finding it is another issue." Poynter Institute (October, 2017).  [abs]
    2. Stencel, M; Perry, K. "Superpowers: The Digital Skills Media Leaders Say Newsrooms Need Going Forward."  CUNY Graduate School of Journalism's Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, April, 2016  [abs]
    3. Stencel, M. The Weaponization of Fact-Checking.  Politico Magazine (May, 2015). [fact-checking-weaponization-117915]  [abs]
    4. Stencel, M. "‘Fact Check This’: How U.S. politics adapts to media scrutiny." ‘Fact Check This’: How U.S. politics adapts to media scrutiny. American Press Institute, May, 2015 [available here]  [abs]
    5. Stencel, M; Adair, B; Kamalakanthan, P. "The Goat Must Be Fed: Why digital tools are missing in most newsrooms." The Goat Must Be Fed: Why digital tools are missing in most newsrooms. Duke Reporters' Lab, May, 2014 [available here]


    Mark Stencel is co-director of the Duke Reporters' Lab and teaches journalism at the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy in Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy.

    He was NPR's managing editor for digital news and held senior editing and executive management positions at The Washington Post and Congressional Quarterly. As a reporter, he covered science and technology in the Raleigh-Durham area for The News & Observer, one of the newspaper industry's pioneering online publishers. He began his career as an assistant to Washington Post political columnist David S. Broder.

    In addition to his consulting and research work for news media clients, he is the author of an American Press Institute report on the impact of political fact-checking (http://bit.ly/factcheckthis) and co-author of studies on the news industry's evolution for the Duke Reporters' Lab (http://goatmustbefed.com) and CUNY's Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism (http://bit.ly/news-superpowers).

    He has been a visiting faculty member and digital fellow at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a former board chair for the Student Press Law Center and an advisory board member for Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism in Macon, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Soviet studies -- but that was the year before the Soviet Union ceased to exist, so his credentials as a media "futurist" should be considered with journalistic skepticism.

    Mark Stencel