Always wondered why reading about the news or current topics can be so much more engaging than simply watching a news item on YouTube, TV or your favourite website? Journalistic writing might seem easier than most other styles of writing. But to be able to put your own emotions aside and cover a story in such a way that your reader feels compelled to have an opinion on the matter, is more complicated than it looks. Stating the facts is just the smallest part of the job. Gathering information from numerous sources, talking to people with divergent opinions and experiences and pouring it all into not just a comprehensible but captivating story, truly is a work of art.
Jelle de Boer studied journalism, communication and history and works as an editor for a government agency and teaches business communication and Dutch at The Hague University for Applied Sciences.
Take a look at the other workshops offered in this series by Studium Generale and Sports & Culture. You can sign up for any and all according to your own preference.
May 3rd, Writing 101: Intro to writing with Jolien Strous
May 10th, Creative Writing with Molly Quell
May 18th, Comics & Illustrations with Stephan Timmers
June 1st, Writer’s Block with Robbert van Lanschot
June 15th, Journalistic Writing with Jelle de Boer