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Who are they, the people who make NRC? What interests them? How do they look at the future of their profession, and are they ever affected by the criticism they receive? Talk with the people who make your newspaper.

Grote Zaal
19.30
from 21:45 various cafes
Dutch spoken

Meet the people who make your newspaper

Who are they, the people who make NRC? What interests them? How do they look at the future of their profession, and are they ever affected by the criticism they receive? Journalism has long been a monologue. The editors wrote; the reader read. Contacts between journalist and reader were scarce. That is fortunately changing. During this evening, you can meet the NRC writers, editors, columnists and other employees. Talk with the people who make your newspaper.

Main programme

• We take a look at Europe with our correspondents Caroline de Gruyter, René Moerland, Stéphane Alonso, Tijn Sadée and deputy editor-in-chief Elske Schouten. About the Brexit, the upcoming European elections and the yellow vests.

• The Hague editors give a glimpse into the political year. Will Rutte III fall? Tom-Jan Meeus, Marike Stellinga and Guus Valk debate with each other, moderated by Lamyae Aharouay.

• We think about the role of the reviewer with culinary reviewer Joël Broekaert,film critic Coen van Zwol, art critic Sandra Smallenburg and book critic Toef Jaeger, led by television critic Arjen Fortuin.

Kamagurka provides commentary in the form of cartoons.

• Columnists Japke-d. Bouma, Marcel van Roosmalen, Maxim Februari and Emilie van Outeren read from their own work.

• Chef opinion Monique Snoeijen will host the evening.

Get to talk with the editors

After the main programme, you can talk with NRC editors and staff in various cafés starting at 21.45. We ask you to make a choice in advance of which café you would like to visit.

  • Coen Verbraak will bring his new column Van geluk gesprokenlive on stage and will interview someone from the audience about happiness. Can hapiness be seamlessly interwoven with misfortune?
  • In the research café, Esther Rosenberg and Carola Houtekamer, led by Hugo Logtenberg, will talk about bribery at the largest family business in the Netherlands.
  • Michel Krielaars and Thomas de Veen of the literature department will discuss Grand Hotel Europa by Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer.
  • Dennis Boxhoorn and Daniëlle Pinedo, under the direction of Emilie van Outeren, will debate about women and sport.
  • In the philosophical café, Bas Heijne and Caroline de Gruyter will discuss the uprising against the elite.