Even more Designalism Newsroom Talent
Meet the participants from Pointer (KRO-NRCV), De Volkskrant and NOS.
Last Friday was the very first day of Designalism Newsroom supplemented by 7 talented participants from Pointer (KRO-NRCV), De Volkskrant and NOS. Please let us introduce them to you.
Geart van der Pol
Geart van der Pol studied journalism and works at the crossmedia section of de Volkskrant. There he works together with developers and designers on innovative online journalism. The collaborations always revolve around the same question: what is the best form for the story we want to tell?
Helen Kret is a director at NOS Jeugdjournaal and 20 uur journaal. She has been working for NOS in various positions since 1995. In addition to the regular broadcasts, she works on experimental projects for NOS Jeugdjournaal. Such as a special election broadcast during Corona, and recently the special about 75 years of liberation made as if it was 75 years ago.
Marije Rooze is a frontend developer at Pointer with a focus on the online aspects of the journalistic research platform. Coming up with creative concepts, researching new techniques, and developing innovative stories are what she likes most about her work.
Michelle de Gruijl
Michelle de Gruijl is an editorial designer for de Volkskrant with a background in illustration and cultural anthropology. In recent years she has been focusing on graphic journalism because she believes that design contributes to the accessibility of information and to conveying empathy and understanding.
Nina Bogosavac is a journalist at the Financial and Economics desk at the NOS. Here she combines her love for human interest stories with the more complex economic topics. It’s important to her that the videos and articles she produces are relatable and accessible to many people.
Thomas de Beus
Thomas de Beus aims to narrow the gap between reality and people's perception of it through data journalism. He collects, interviews, and draws with mountains of data. Searching for striking societal developments, beyond the anecdote, for stories with more authority. From the beginning, form and content go hand in hand.
Wendy van der Waal
Wendy van der Waal is an art director and content creator who landed at the newsroom of Pointer - a journalistic program of the public broadcaster - via NU.nl and de Volkskrant. She experiments with digital storytelling techniques like data visualization, visual reconstructions, interactive scroll stories, and games.