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The Netherlands gets a 'New Years' gift' from journalists

The Netherlands gets a 'New Years' gift' from journalists

For journalists only: All the participating journalists are taking part in the project on a voluntary basis. One11.nl has been set up on the initiative of Bas Mesters, the Italy correspondent for public broadcaster NOS and the newspaper NRC Handelsblad.

Dutch journalists based around the world, working for many different news organisations, have joined forces to deliver a new sort of news website. One11.nl (www.one11.nl) will focus on what individuals are doing to help solve many of the problems that the journalists report on a daily basis, according to Radio Netherlands.

The website will carry stories about people who are inspiring others to make a difference. All the participating journalists, including a number who work for Radio Netherlands Worldwide, are taking part in the project on a voluntary basis.

Some details: [Link]

One11.nl has been set up on the initiative of Bas Mesters, the Italy correspondent for public broadcaster NOS and the newspaper NRC Handelsblad. Mr Mesters says the site, which calls itself 'a New Year’s gift to the Netherlands', will offer 'a different perspective on the news'. It will concentrate on human-interest stories rather than hard news.

The website explains its mission as follows: "We zoom in on the news from a different angle, looking through the eyes of those who build rather than destroy - people who tackle problems, sometimes risking their own lives, often selflessly and always against the mainstream. They might be teachers, doctors, nurses, farmers, entrepreneurs etc. They’re people who inspire their environment. They’re the sort of people you encounter and from whom you might use some quotes in your story, but people you can’t forget and would like to portray.

"We deliver critical professional journalism that is not opinionated. The five w's - who, what, where, when and why - remain in force, but we are adding a sixth: what now? (or what should he/she do next?). The end result is not a 'good news' website. The stories shouldn’t always be comfortable to read. We’ll show the reality by looking over the shoulders of the 'builder'. We’ll show the barriers that he/she encounters, the doubts, but also the perseverance".

Date posted: January 5, 2011 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 108