Duke Reporters' Lab
About the Lab
The Reporters’ Lab explores new forms of journalism, including fact-checking, which is growing around the world, empowering democracies and holding governments accountable, and structured journalism, which creates new forms of storytelling and beat reporting.
Bill Adair is the Knight Professor for the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University and the director of the Duke Reporters' Lab. He is the creator of Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact and worked for 24 years as a reporter and editor at the Tampa Bay Times. He is the author of The Mystery of Flight 427: Inside a Crash Investigation.
Mark Stencel is NPR's former managing editor for digital news and co-author of The Goat Must Be Fed, a 2014 Duke Reporters' Lab study on obstacles to newsroom innovation. He previously held senior editing and executive positions at the Washington Post and Congressional Quarterly, and was a reporter for the the News & Observer in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
Rebecca Iannucci is the editor and project manager for the Duke Reporters' Lab. An Elon University '14 alumna, she spent two years in Los Angeles as a reporter for TVLine.com, where she wrote and reported on the television industry. She has since relocated to Raleigh with an interest in university communications, marketing and research.
Alexios Mantzarlis is the director and editor of the International Fact-Checking Network.
Erica Ryan is the project manager for the Share the Facts widget in the Reporters' Lab.
Hank Tucker is a student researcher in the Reporters' Lab.
Amanda Lewellyn is a student researcher in the Reporters' Lab.
Julia Donheiser is a student researcher in the Reporters' Lab.
Asa Royal is a student researcher in the Reporters' Lab.