“We can no longer take the time to create something great”

By Jonne Telkamp Social media and the internet have created threats and opportunities for journalists. The job has changed. Especially for those working for print. Among them is Ruud Wenting (61), editor at the camping magazine of the Royal Dutch Touring Club: ANWB Kampeer en Caravan Kampioen. Next to the printed magazine he coordinates and cocreates content for the digital department. Wenting too, is now … Continue reading “We can no longer take the time to create something great”

Source: Anniek van den Brand

Journalist Anniek van den Brand: “The workload is as high as ever”

Written by Hedwig Goudsmit  Picture by Anniek van den Brand Anniek van den Brand (53) has been a journalist for thirty years. She started her career working at Trouw and after twenty one years she transferred to AD. Now, she has been working as chief Reportage at Het Parool for almost a year. “Sometimes it feels like my job is supposed to be for three … Continue reading Journalist Anniek van den Brand: “The workload is as high as ever”

The perfect propaganda strategy based on your personal data

Written by Eva Verlaan Nowadays, propaganda still takes place, only in a totally different way: You don’t see the pamphlets in the newspapers or the streets, you see personalized content specially made to match your norms and values on your social media channels. Apps on which you spend an average of 1.5 hours per day, according to the NOS. Cambridge Analytica was a company who … Continue reading The perfect propaganda strategy based on your personal data

Staff war at Lufthansa – Airline enters more turbulence

Flight attendant Anna Schuchert (23) talks about the impact of Corona, resulting in employee fights splitting the staff and the new normal due to the Covid-19 measures. The airline, founded in 1953, faced a serious existential crisis due to the lockdown of the world beginning March 2020 resulting in the cancellation of more then 23.000 flights in April alone, with many employees loosing their jobs. … Continue reading Staff war at Lufthansa – Airline enters more turbulence

Increased alcohol consumption during pandemic

According to a study conducted by Global Drug Survey published this September 36% of people in the Netherlands saw an increase in the amount of alcohol consumption now compared to before COVID-19. 43% of them admitted to drinking increasingly frequent. Additionally, 30% of the questioned people started to drink earlier in the day. Reasons for this change of behaviour seems to stem from “having more … Continue reading Increased alcohol consumption during pandemic

“We’re all in our own little bubble created by the media”

Being new to the media world is very exciting. Nineteen-year-old Tamara lives in Amersfoort and works at Starbucks. Starbucks doesn’t even sell good coffee she said but people buy it because it’s Starbucks. Walking around with a Starbucks cup apparently gives you a feeling of wealth some people think. Tamara’s major study is Public Management which is totally different from International Journalism although her major … Continue reading “We’re all in our own little bubble created by the media”

A girl with a hard work drive and who knows what she wants

A kind, empathetic, creative and driven young woman, that’s Jonne Telkamp summarized in one sentence. A 21 years old girl from Nijmegen with a hard work drive and who knows what she wants: Working for a big television company and following the footsteps of her inspiration, Stacy Dooley. ‘When I was at high shool, my friends called me ‘the mom’ of the group. I arranged … Continue reading A girl with a hard work drive and who knows what she wants

‘Not everybody has to have a social media account’

When President Macron of France started a TikTok account to reach out to young people that graduated from high school, communications student Chiara Kahn felt somewhat awkward. “Of course it was a nice gesture, but it felt so cringy,” she told us. Chiara has a very clear vision when it comes to social media. “Not every type of social media is for everybody and there … Continue reading ‘Not everybody has to have a social media account’

Rage against the most persistent of pandemics

Just when the corona crisis slowed down, we were brutally reminded of the other ‘pandemic’ that has raged across the world for over 400 years. Indeed COVID-19 does not see race, status or sexual orientation. However, the pandemic has demonstrated the fatality of inequality. The overwhelmingly black deaths of New York serve as irrefutable evidence that systematic racism is so deeply embedded in our societies, that it didn’t even slip from a colourblind virus.  Continue reading Rage against the most persistent of pandemics