Mark S. Luckie is a digital strategist, former journalist and author of The Digital Journalist's Handbook and the novel DO U. He has led media partnerships for some of the influential social platforms in the world, including Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. Mark has also led digital initiatives for the Washington Post, the Center for Investigative Reporting, The L.A. Times and Entertainment Weekly. Mark is a GLAAD Media Award nominee, a Lambda Literary Award finalist 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.


work experience

Manager, Global Influencers
October 2017 - November 2018

Head of Journalism and Media
February 2016 - October 2016

Twitter, Inc.
Manager of Journalism & News
June 2012 - May 2015

The Washington Post
National Innovations Editor
August 2010 - June 2012

Center for Investigative Reporting
Multimedia Producer
June 2009 - August 2010

Entertainment Weekly
Online Producer
August 2007 - December 2008

Los Angeles Times
Intern/Online Producer
May 2007 - August 2007

Daytona Beach News-Journal
Staff Writer
January 2004 - August 2005



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


Sumeria (2018)
Scripted sci-fi podcast that follows a group of interstellar travelers as they search for a new planet to call home.

SouledOut Cinema (2016)
Screening classic Black movies at theaters across the U.S.

Today in #BlackTwitter (2015)
The news stories, #hashtags and people trending within the network of users.

DO U. (2015)
Novel about three students navigating life at a historically black college (HBCU).

The Digital Journalist’s Handbook (2012)
A guide to the tools necessary to thrive in a digital newsroom

10,000 Words (2007)
A digital resource that explored all things technology and journalism.



• LinkedIn "Next Wave" Top Professionals  (2016)
• 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'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)