Conference Narrative Journalism

True Stories

20 April 2018

Does station point define your perspective as a journalist? Who are the epic storytellers of our time? And what novel journalistic storytelling forms have been on the rise in Europe? These questions will be addressed at the True Stories Conference: Find your voice within the European narrative tradition that takes place on Thursday April 19 and Friday April 20 in Amsterdam.

On Friday the 20th of April, 13.30-14.20, publishers, authors and journalists will talk on how perspective defines our take on the world in a session co-organized with the Dutch Foundation for Literature. Dutch author Joris Luyendijk wrote a widely translated book on the financial crisis, Swimming with sharks. My journey into the World of Bankers. Yet an issue like the financial crisis is not perceived in the same way in Sweden than in Great Britain. Luyendijk and four of his publishers will talk about how his book did in other countries. In Sweden, this book was in the top 10 for weeks, while in Germany this was far from the case. His publishers explain. Naema Tahir will moderate the conversation.

The special session organized by the Initiative Narrative Journalism Netherlands together with the Dutch Foundation for Literature, Going non-Dutch, is part of the conference True Stories: Find your voice within the European narrative tradition.

The True Stories-conference takes place on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 April 2018 in Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam and is organized by the Initiative Narrative Journalism Netherlands. At the conference, creators from all over Europe will talk about finding their own voice in their way of working and the power of imagination. How, for example, do you get people to pay attention to topics that are overplayed, like migration? A photographer, a cartoonist, a radio journalist and a filmmaker share their views.

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Mireille Berman


Mireille Berman

Project manager Guest of Honor Leipziger Buchmesse 2024

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