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News is coming in everywhere constantly. News feeds on your smartphone, news organisations on your timeline or as apps themselves, it is all around us. But how does the news actually come into being and who decides which news items are written and published? In this workshop, students will themselves be the journalists publishing the news on a website we design and they will be faced with the dilemmas that real journalists face every day. A challenging workshop that explains through experience that news is a selection and a product made for our consumption.

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Journalists face difficult choices every day in their field: how quickly a piece can be delivered? Which headline is catchiest? How do we employ social media? Who do we interview? Do we use that anonymous source? Is there a clear distinction between facts and opinions? From which angle will we write and is it possible to highlight mulitple perspectives?

During the workshop students will hold the role of editors and journalists of our news site, interactively facing each of these dilemmas for themselves. We guide them through the process from 'selection to publication', an experience during which they must hold to the ideal of journalistic principles and ethics.

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Practical information

  • Suitable for: secondary education
    (differentiated to age and level)
  • Costs: €275 per class (for workshop at school additional travel costs apply)
  • Location: this workshop is available in our museums in Hilversum and The Hague as well as on location such as your school or library
  • Duration: 3 hours including a break
  • Group size: maximum 30 students
  • Preparation: download the guide for school supervisors


Book your workshop

The workshops can be booked from Monday to Friday. Have you got any questions? We're glad to help you!

035 – 677 5444 (Monday – Friday 09:00-17:00)