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Author. Journalist. Social media strategist. Designer. Words.

My mission: to use digital tools and emerging technology to elevate online communication and media. To write stories that enlighten and inspire. To make the world a better place.

"As crowds gathered along the parade route, a rendition of 'The Star-Spangled' could be heard in the distance." That's the first line from the first story I wrote for a major publication. I've covered a variety of topics since then — from NASCAR to the White House — but it was a small story about a parade that set my journalism wheels in motion.

Mark S. Luckie is a career journalist and author of The Digital Journalist's Handbook and DO U., his newest novel. Mark has led digital initiatives for the Washington Post, the Center for Investigative Reporting, The L.A. Times and Entertainment Weekly and is the former Manager of Journalism and News at Twitter. Mark is a GLAAD Media Award nominee and a part of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist team for Local Reporting. He was named by The Root as one of the most influential African-Americans of 2013 and 2014. Mark is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University and the University of California, Berkeley where he received his master's degree in journalism.

Twitter, Inc., New York, NY
Manager, Journalism (June 2012 - May 2015)

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
Social Media Editor (August 2010 - June 2012)

Center for Investigative Reporting, Berkeley, CA
Multimedia Producer (June 2009 - August 2010)

Entertainment Weekly/EW.com, Los Angeles, CA
Online Producer (August 2007 - December 2008)

Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA
Intern, Online Producer (May 2007 - August 2007)

Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, FL
Staff Writer (January 2004 - August 2005)

Social media and digital strategy, Data visualization, Video and audio production, General awesomeness

• Juror, Pulitzer Prizes: Breaking News (2015)
• The Root 100 Influential African-Americans (2013, 2014)
• UNCF Outstanding Young Alumni Award (2014)
• Pulitzer Prize finalist team, Local News Reporting (2012)
• The Grio.com's 100 History Makers in the Making (2011)
• "35 Influencers in Social Media," Poynter Institute (2010)
• Winner: Design for America challenge, Sunlight Labs (2010)
• GLAAD Media Award nominee - Digital Journalism (2008)
• NLGJA Excellence in Student Journalism Award (2007)

University of California, Berkeley - Berkeley, CA
M.J. Journalism, new media concentration
May 2007

Bethune-Cookman College - Daytona Beach, FL
Bachelor of Arts: Mass Communications, Spanish
May 2005

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