“The best stories are found on the streets”

Written by Esmee Bakker Nick Davies, a British investigative journalist, says nowadays reporters produce more stories than in the 1980’s. He also states they have less time for outside reporting and are under economic pressure. Connie Vertegaal (52) has been a reporter for the Noordhollands Dagblad for almost thirty years now. How did she experience these changes?   Q: “How did you see journalism change … Continue reading “The best stories are found on the streets”

Sex, drugs and scientology

By: Sam van Royen SCIENTOLOGY CHURCH – 10:30 AM – AMSTERDAM ‘Hi, I’m here to meet Robert Kruijt.’ The lady at the reception looked up from her paper and looked at me curiously. ‘Does he know you’re coming?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Okay, I’ll give him a call. Please write your details here.’ I filled in the logbook and saw two other names – it wasn’t very busy. … Continue reading Sex, drugs and scientology

“You could say that we stopped our evolving.”

By Jing de Visser   Even though climate change, war and refugee crises are things we have on our minds, we still seem pretty optimistic about our future as a human race. Are the experts too however? We are living in the Anthropocene age, also known as the ‘human age’. What this means and how we ended up here is something that expert Lars van … Continue reading “You could say that we stopped our evolving.”

Travel from your Sofa to your Desired Holiday Destination

It seems too good to be true – a ‘real’ travel experience whilst you’re actually just chilling on your sofa at home. Possible travel destinations are endless. From sunbathing in Bali and sightseeing in Tokyo, to skiing in the French Alps – there is so much choice. Fabian Baardolf is project manager at Viewr, a company that’s specialised in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality solutions. … Continue reading Travel from your Sofa to your Desired Holiday Destination

„I used to have more overtime than I do today“

An interview about the changing workload in journalism by Leonie Rothacker „I used to have more overtime than I do today“ by Leonie Rothacker Over the course of the last decades, the working environment of journalists has changed – not only in the Netherlands. 63-year-old editor Peter Bausch has been working at the German local newspaper Sindelfinger Zeitung/Böblinger Zeitung (SZ/BZ) for 40 years, experiencing the … Continue reading „I used to have more overtime than I do today“

Interview – investigative journalist Sinan Can

‘If want to reach a bunch of people; the best way would definitely be the bloody Internet.’ INTERVIEW: INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST SINAN CAN By: Sam van Royen No one can deny that journalism has changed ever so greatly in the past two decades, particularly in terms of digitalisation. Sinan Can is a Dutch investigative journalist who has methodically planned his way to doing what he truly … Continue reading Interview – investigative journalist Sinan Can