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Date(s) - 18/11/2019
17:15 - 19:00

T0.05 Grote zaal/MCW LAB

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Are you curious to find out what it’s like to work in the field of journalism? Do you like researching, writing, editing and/or reporting? Come to this event!

This event is aimed at students who are considering a career in journalism. With a panel of journalists from various on- and offline media we will  discuss the current (job) developments in journalism. What does it take to make it in the world of media as a Humanities graduate? Do you stand a chance against people who studied journalism at a university of applied sciences (HBO)? Will newspapers still exist in ten years and what (future) skills do you need to develop? Find out and more!


Reinier Tromp – Data journalist at De Correspondent
After a Bachelor in Philosophy and in Political Science, Reinier Tromp went on to earn his Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence. This year, he joined Dutch news site De Correspondent as a data journalist. He focuses on political developments in the Netherlands and Europe.

Pepijn de Groot – Freelance journalist and columnist at Hart van Holland
Pepijn is alumnus of the Bachelor’s Dutch Language and Culture and will be finishing his Research Master’s in Dutch Literature and Culture this academic year. Although he is still studying, he already has a decade of experiences in journalism as (web)editor, columnist and freelance journalist.

Pete Wu – Freelance journalist and writer
Pete is alumnus of both Film & Television Studies and American Studies at Utrecht University. He also studied at the universities of Florida and Amsterdam. He works as a freelance editor in Dutch and English, copywriter, reviewer and translator with a focus on research journalism and documentary projects. Pete specialized in human rights issues, identity and emancipation, LGBT and ethnicity and recently published his non-fiction book about young Chinese Dutch people at Das Mag publishers, ‘De bananengeneratie’.

Mathijs de Groot – Freelance journalist (De Volkskrant, Vrij Nederland, KRO-NCRV)
Before earning a Master’s degree in Journalism at UvA, Mathijs did the bachelor Language and Culture Studies (TCS) at UU. He works as a freelance journalist for Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, focusing on music and culture. For magazine Vrij Nederland he writes research articles. His latest project, a podcast series (‘Het verloren hoofd’) for KRO-NRCV, launches one day before this event.

Anita van Rootselaar – Freelance journalist (De Gelderlander)
After her bachelor’s degree in journalism and Liberal Arts and Sciences, Anita completed a research master in political philosophy. She then went on to work as a (political) freelance journalist for De Gelderlander, as well as other publications. Other projects Anita is working on are a research into public dissatisfaction and migration, and her first novel. Unfortunately, Anita had to cancel due to the flu.

Laura Hoogenraad – the next intern at the NOS in Washington
Laura is still a masterstudent and following the International Relations in Historical Perspective programme. Last week she was offered the opportunity to intern at the NOS in Washington next year. Of course they did not simply knock on her door, she had to apply, she had to do a Skype interview and: she had years of preparation already, therefore they picked her from the pile of CV’s send to them. If you want to know what journalist preps she did the past few years (Groene Amsterdammer, SCOPE, The Boomerang, SVDJ Thinktank, a journalism-minor) and want to get inspired in how to make the most out of your time as a student in this: come and listen to her tips and tricks, of which one is: contact Career Services 😉

An exclusive video message from Rutger Bregman – Correspondent and writer at De Correspondent
Rutger has a Bachelor’s degree in History and finished the Master’s History of Politics and Society in 2012. His book Utopia for Realists has been published in 30 countries. In January 2019 he gave a speech about tax avoidance at the World Economic Forum in Davos that became a worldwide conversation topic.


This event is fully booked.