Mark Stencel is NPR’s former managing editor for digital news and the author of a 2015 American Press Institute report on how political professionals are adapting to the scrutiny of media fact-checkers. He also is the co-author of two books on media and politics and a 2014 Duke Reporters’ Lab study on obstacles to newsroom innovation (goatmustbefed.com).
He previously held senior editing and executive positions at the Washington Post and Congressional Quarterly, and was a reporter for the News & Observer in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. He has been a visiting faculty member and digital fellow at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. He also is a board director for the Student Press Law Center and an advisory board member for Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism in Macon, Ga.