Eight simple questions about the complicated situation in Catalonia

People have taken to the streets of Barcelona, after their elected leaders are sentenced to prison for up to 13 years. The protests started off peaceful, but the atmosphere is getting increasingly tense and the protests more violent. Alba Fernández (20) is from Llobregat, Catalonia, and studies political sciences in Barcelona. We asked for her opinion on the current situation in Catalonia.  Text and photo … Continue reading Eight simple questions about the complicated situation in Catalonia

‘At some point people might long back to traditional journalism’

By Julia van den Muijsenberg After he finished the school for journalism in 1995, Mark de Bruijn (48) started as an editor at the NOS, the biggest news organization of the Netherlands. Soon after he became a reporter for EenVandaag, a current affair show where he has been working for over twenty years now. Easy to say Mark de Bruijn is a traditional journalist. As … Continue reading ‘At some point people might long back to traditional journalism’

Journalism: Changing challenges with chances?

By Ronny Taferner Paul Buchacher, news anchor at Antenne Salzburg, explains why journalists have to deal with bigger challenges and how the future of journalism will look like. In times of fake news, social media and public relations challenges for journalists are becoming more difficult. Paul Buchacher (32) is news anchor at Antenne Salzburg, a private radio station in Austria. He has worked as a … Continue reading Journalism: Changing challenges with chances?

“It’s draining when you’re not part of a success for a long period of time”

By Natasha Jahanshahi Caspar Birk (43) is an investigative journalist at the Danish regional newspaper, Nordjyske. Earlier this month, he celebrated his 15-year anniversary with the newspaper. In this interview, he talks about how digitalization has changed his workload and what it’s like to work on a newspaper that struggles financially and which is trying their best to survive. How has your workload changed over … Continue reading “It’s draining when you’re not part of a success for a long period of time”

“We need to think bigger than just saying no to plastic straws”

By Natasha Jahanshahi Package free shops are popping up all over London. The Zero Waste movement is growing in the city as more and more people are trying to reduce their waste – or live completely waste free. Whenever Alex Furey leaves his flat in south London he makes sure to pack a few essentials in his bag; a reusable coffee cup, a wooden cutlery … Continue reading “We need to think bigger than just saying no to plastic straws”

“Education should be the number 1 priority”

By Bart Jacobs Wednesday the 6th of November marked a nationwide teacher strike in the Netherlands. In cities all over the country teachers protested against budget cuts and showed the government that they should make education the number 1 priority. Teachers and children showed this by wearing t-shirts and holding up signs that said ‘I am not the number 1 priority’. This was inspired by … Continue reading “Education should be the number 1 priority”

The fear of traffic in Amsterdam

By Jonas Armbruster, Natasha Jahanshahi and Iraide Ibarrondo The Netherlands capital city is famous for being a city specially designed for cyclists, but other means of transport such as trams, cars, pedestrians and scooters have to share the roads with cyclists too. This can make the traffic pretty chaotic for those who aren’t used to it. In fact, the number of pedestrian deaths in Amsterdam … Continue reading The fear of traffic in Amsterdam

‘Journalism brings countries together’

27-year-old Lisa Muller, born and raised in Amsterdam, has just started a minor in International Journalism. Currently, she works as a junior marketeer, but her passion for writing has led her to enrol in this minor. “I like my job as a junior marketeer. It’s a completely different side of communications compared to journalism. I like a bit of a challenge, and the fact that … Continue reading ‘Journalism brings countries together’

“Classic media is for old people”

written by Ronny Taferner Brendan Mc Dade from The Netherlands wants to enter the news industry, even if it is hard nowadays. He explains how media companies could survive in this crisis. Journalism has fascinated the 19-years old Brendan Mc Dade from the Netherlands since he was a child. He is very curious and always wants to gain background information. This is why he studies … Continue reading “Classic media is for old people”