Mark Lisheron is the managing editor of the Badger Institute’s magazine, Diggings.
He is one of the founders of The Texas Monitor, a small government, free market news website based in Austin. He previously served as the managing editor for Reason Magazine’s website. Prior to that, he was national deputy editor for Watchdog.org, coordinating editors and reporters in more than two dozen state bureaus across the country.
Over a more than 40-year career in journalism, 30 of them in newspapers, Lisheron was nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the winner of the Stanley Walker Award, the highest award for journalism presented by The Texas Institute of Letters, the First Amendment Award from the Society of Professional Journalists in Texas and several national and state awards from Associated Press and United Press International.
Lisheron anchored the Austin American-Statesman’s first modern investigative journalism team. He also served with distinction as the lone conservative/libertarian voice on the paper’s editorial board. He produced award winning journalism during 14 years with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Beaumont (TX) Enterprise and the Tyler (TX) Morning Telegraph.