“I still think the world is not seen equally.”

A Portrait by Jana Prochazka Halimat Adekunle moved from Nigeria to Amsterdam five years ago to study “Fashion and Branding” at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. The now 28-year-old had to fight to stay in the Netherlands as an immigrant and had to discover her own strength to find her footing in a new country. Halimat does not like the focus of current reporting: “When it … Continue reading “I still think the world is not seen equally.”

“I have fomo of the world”

A Portrait by Tina Priemus A win for the local soccer team or a new building for the community center couldn’t concern Denzel (23). Big, extreme and of influence to a lot of people. These are the kinds of stories that draw Denzel’s attention. The Dutch student is a newsfreak. “I shut off the notifications of my phone except for the notifications of all news … Continue reading “I have fomo of the world”

The photo shows a black and white portrait of Quinty Veenman looking over her shoulder.

“It’s way more than just a story“

A Portrait by Sarah Stallinger Quinty Veenman, a 22 year old Dutch girl, discusses her views on the negative sides of journalism, her news consumption and the lack of progression in the media. After finishing her bachelor’s degree in creative business at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Quinty decided to follow up with an honors minor in International Journalism. She felt the urge to broaden her … Continue reading “It’s way more than just a story“

Diana Miu: “Humans are social and need to know what’s going on. That’s why the news is so important.”

Moa Aulanko – Diana Miu, 20, studies journalism at Oxford Brookes University. For her, news plays an important role in humans being sociable and making the world a better place.  In Miu’s home country, Romania, young people get their worldwide news from social media, and the national news from their parents. “I don’t think many people from my generation, at least the people I know, … Continue reading Diana Miu: “Humans are social and need to know what’s going on. That’s why the news is so important.”

“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