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

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

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.



Ishan Thakore

Ishan Thakore is a student researcher in the Reporters' Lab.


Daniel Carp

Daniel Carp is a student researcher in the Duke Reporters' Lab.


Max Fischer-Zernin

Max Fischer-Zernin is a student researcher in the Duke Reporters' Lab.



Shaker Samman

Shaker Samman is a student researcher in the Duke Reporters' Lab.