Gerard van Westerloo-reading

The yearly Gerard van Westerloo-readers, made possible with financial support of the Gravin van Bylandt Stichting, pays homage to one of the founding fathers of narrative journalism in the Netherlands. Gerard van Westerloo applied four principles to his reporting: he chose everyday subjects, particularly when nothing out of the ordinary was happening; he waited as long as he needed to get a complete picture; he chose to speak to the subjects themselves (no spokespeople!); and those he interviewed got no coverage elsewhere. Previous lecturers were Jessica DuLong, Anne Hull, Ted Conover en Adrian Nicole LeBlanc.

Gerard van Westerloo Lecture by Adrian Nicole Le Blanc

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc examines her own motives On Thursday 10 December, Adrian Nicole Leblanc will hold the third Gerard van Westerloo Lecture at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. She is one of the authors interviewed in Robert Boynton’s influential book The New New...



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