What value can design have in journalism?

Join our upcoming event at Pakhuis de Zwijger

02.10.2018  |  by ACED  |  Breaking News

Image: Giada Fiorindi
Date 2 October 2018
Time 20:00 - 22:30
Location Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
Language English

Journalism is currently undergoing a huge transition. Media organisations are under pressure and are aware of the need to distinguish themselves in order to attract an audience. At the same time, a new generation of creatives takes flight in the development of experimental media forms. What role can creatives play in rapidly changing journalism? What value can the use of design and art have in the journalism of tomorrow?

During Breaking News, we search for this value: we invite designers, journalists, artists, illustrators, image makers, tech innovators, developers and researchers for a record attempt in storytelling. Together we celebrate the richness of our profession and will search for innovative forms of journalism. We combine artistic and journalistic forces to seek and shift the boundaries of storytelling.

The workshop program takes place at Pakhuis de Zwijger, where we work together on a collective front page. Each participant has literally one square meter available to tell his or her story. This can be done with image, text, podcast, video, collage, data, 3D, performance, digital media, art, audio. Participants are personally guided by the following artistic and journalistic experts.

Interested in participating in this event? The entrance fee for this workshop is 7.50 euros including a drink. Be quick because the number of participants is limited. There are 50 places available. Reservations can be made here.

Breaking News is an initiative by ACED and Pakhuis de Zwijger i.c.w. NRC Handelsblad, Drawing the Times, De Correspondent, University of Amsterdam, KesselsKramer and Hackers & Designers.


Anne-Marije Vendeville


Erik Kessels


Eva Hilhorst


Femke Awater

Program maker Pakhuis de Zwijger

Giada Fiorindi

Graphic Design

Iris Box

Photography and Video

Jasper Schelling


Mark Deuze


Noortje van Eekelen

Creative Director

Patty Jansen

Program Manager

Roos du Pree


Selby Gildemacher


Stijn Postema


Yara van der Velden


Yifan Yaing