“Journalism is facing a challenge”

Written by Maxime Booi Paul Houwkes (69) is a newspaper journalist by heart with a passion for his job. He shares his thoughts and angle on journalism back in the days, journalism now and journalism in the future. Journalist have become multifunctional and Paul notices the rise of the online news platforms. ‘Where did you learn the skills of a journalist?’  ‘I started writing and … Continue reading “Journalism is facing a challenge”

Who is Shaquille Shaniqua Joy: A glimpse into the life of a visionary and student

By: Sage Bankasingh From a storyteller to creative producer, host and everything in-between, Shaquille Shaniqua Joy, 21, is an all-around creative. As a multimedia artist, Shaquille’s passions lie within the telling of other people’s stories. At her workplace, the Open Space Contemporary Art Museum in Amsterdam, she is able to fulfill her visionary appetite by conveying experiences visually; an example being the transformation of interviews … Continue reading Who is Shaquille Shaniqua Joy: A glimpse into the life of a visionary and student

Fashion is an Illustration of Identity, but it can be Deceiving

By: Mohammad Kafina Naomi ‘t Hart (21) comes originally from Leiden. When Naomi was 5 years old, she moved with her family to Australia before moving back to the Netherlands when she was 11 years old. Identity is an important issue for her as she is a part of identical twins. When Naomi was weighing options to follow a university study program, she felt connected … Continue reading Fashion is an Illustration of Identity, but it can be Deceiving

“The media’s role in the Iraq War was my awakening,” Jurgen Vlaar on his pursuit of journalism

By: Austin Devaraj Jurgen Vlaar, 20, lives around thirty minutes north of Amsterdam. Vlaar grew up in Heiloo with his brother and sister, a town which he describes as homogenous. He is a third-year student at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and is studying Public Management. Vlaar was inspired to take the International Journalism minor because of his fascination of politics and the media’s impact on … Continue reading “The media’s role in the Iraq War was my awakening,” Jurgen Vlaar on his pursuit of journalism

“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’

BREAKING FREE DURING LOCKDOWN

Glitter, heels, long nails, wild dancing, crop tops, colourful outfits, 80s music; these are a few of Pedro Lorenzo Menéndez’s (21) favourite things. One would rarely find Pedro sat at home and not out with friends or dancing. But then, the corona lockdown came, and Pedro found himself stuck indoors with his parents; one of which did not know an important part of Pedro’s identity. … Continue reading BREAKING FREE DURING LOCKDOWN

“COVID-19 caused my work to stop immediately”

Written by Lieve Thuis After working as a graphic designer for 30 years, Maria Thuis (58) was forced to switch careers and look for work elsewhere because of COVID-19. “If the workload of a creative private firm owner disappears, you don’t only lose your income, but also a part of yourself and your creativity.” Maria has been managing her own firm for almost 20 years … Continue reading “COVID-19 caused my work to stop immediately”

“I’m slowly getting my strength back”

Cancer recurrence during a pandemic By Laszlo Lieffering   Valesqua de Waal (22) heard that her cancer, Non-Hodgkin, had just come back before the pandemic started. Her life suddenly completely changed, especially with the arrival of the coronavirus in the Netherlands. Valesqua was obliged to rewind. When the pandemic started, our society froze. Valesqua’s life was already on hold because she heard her Non-Hodgkin came … Continue reading “I’m slowly getting my strength back”