Mark S. Luckie is a digital strategist, former journalist, and author of “The Digital Journalist’s Handbook,” “DO U.” and the new novel “Valley Girls.” Mark currently serves as the director of digital strategy of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. 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 Los Angeles 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.