A list of The Correspondent‘s 20 full-time writers and their beats with mission statements, plus the number of followers or email subscribers they have.
Editor’s note: Correspondents with fewer followers on the site have joined us recently. We started rolling out personal newsletters this past year on an experimental basis. The correspondents’ individual newsletters are not yet widely known among our readers. The experiments have been a success – especially in terms of knowledge gained – and we are currently building a new email architecture and template for the site.
Dimitri Tokmetzis – Security Industry Correspondent
I want to show people how their privacy is threatened and why everyone has something to hide. Next step: researching alternatives.
15,144 followers on the site
807 newsletter subscribers (68.7% open rate, 21.2% click rate)
Maurits Martijn – Technology and Surveillance Correspondent
Exposing that which is unseen
15,660 followers on the site
1339 newsletter subscribers (70.1% open rate, 21.0% click rate)
Michiel de Hoog – Sport and Analytics Correspondent
I want to document what happens when science and reason collide with soccer
5891 followers on the site
590 newsletter subscribers (73.6% open rate, 26.3% click rate)
Jelmer Mommers – Energy and Climate Correspondent
I want to show the impact of climate change and, together with members, to speed up the transition to sustainability.
15,940 followers on the site
2838 newsletter subscribers (58.8% open rate, 20.0% click rate)
Vera Mulder – Prejudices Correspondent
Fighting the journalism conventions that determine who is given a platform and who is not.
15,390 followers on the site
801 newsletter subscribers (58.4% open rate, 13.3% click rate)
Tamar Stelling – Non-human Correspondent
Putting the non-human world on the map.
2779 followers on the site
Thalia Verkade – Clean Tech and Mobility Correspondent
With the help of your questions and your expertise, I’m investigating the future of mobility in the city, on the planet, and beyond. First stop: batteries.
11,555 followers on the site
1090 newsletter subscribers (56.5% open rate, 9.9% click rate)
Sterre Sprengers – Images and Image-forming Correspondent
Through my own image choices and analyses, I want to get at how we form images of the world. Do we understand more if we become aware of how we see?
10,131 followers on the site
Tomas Vanheste – Europe – between power and imagination – Correspondent
On paper, Europe is a paradise of social services and green initiatives. Why this persistent gap between the dream and the reality?
15,624 followers on the site
830 newsletter subscribers (56.5% open rate, 8.2% click rate)
Marc Chavannes – Politics Correspondent
Searching for democratic political practices that work.
9188 followers on the site
3000 newsletter subscribers (64.2% open rate, 11.5% click rate)
Johannes Visser – Teaching and Education Correspondent
I want to cover school from the inside out, and think about how it could be set up better.
15,065 followers on the site
Sanne Blauw – Numeracy Correspondent
I would like – with your help – to put numbers in their place. Not on a pedestal. Not out with the garbage. But where they belong: next to the words.
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7639 followers on the site
1703 newsletter subscribers (58.5% open rate, 10.8% click rate)
Maite Vermeulen – Conflict and Development Correspondent
I believe that a better world begins with a better understanding of the world. So I’d like to bring home what sometimes seems all-too-faraway.
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13,590 followers on the site
1397 newsletter subscribers (59.9% open rate, 12.7% click rate)
Heiba Targhi Bakkali – Aging Correspondent
Nobody wants to be it, but on average we’re getting older than ever. That’s why I’m looking into what old age will be like for my generation.
4350 followers on the site
Jesse Frederik – Economics Correspondent
Economics is about the simple question, Who gets what and why? But nothing about that question is straightforward. That’s what I’d like to tell you more about.
15,489 followers on the site
Rutger Bregman – Progress Correspondent
Lots of people have a dark view of how humanity’s doing. That’s why I write about what’s going well, in this country and beyond. And what we can do better.
25,790 followers on the site
8215 newsletter subscribers (54.3% open rate, 11.0% click rate)
Lucien Hordijk – Medicine Correspondent
I want to honestly diagnose what is perhaps the most important sector imaginable: the pharmaceutical industry.
6354 followers on the site
Nina Polak – Culture Correspondent
I would like to look in depth at things that seem apparent in our culture
15,021 followers on the site
Lynn Berger – Culture and Technology Correspondent
I examine the interaction between technology and culture, and the implications for our daily lives, thoughts, and beliefs.
15,171 followers on the site
Freelancers who write for us regularly (weekly or every other week)
Jos de Putter – Documentary Correspondent
This worldwide video blog shows the cinematic stories behind the news, through urgent and personal video letters and video diaries.
10,777 followers on the site
Bregje Hofstede – Freedom of Choice Correspondent
Habits. In the year to come I’ll try to break a few and answer the question, How free are we?
5244 followers on the site
Dick Wittenberg – New-to-the-Netherlands Correspondent
Shining light on people and stories in the shadows. In the months to come, I’ll focus on the New to the Netherlands project. To find out how newcomers are faring in this country.
13,800 followers on the site
1322 newsletter subscribers (63.0% open rate, 10.8% click rate)
Sander Heijne – Market Forces Correspondent
Why your train is too late and your doctor too busy: with your help, I’m investigating the consequences of market forces.
8078 followers on the site
Lex Bohlmeijer – Conversations Correspondent
Weekly interview podcast, Goede gesprekken (‘Conversations’), with guests from science and culture.
12,827 followers on the site
Thijs Roes – Drugs Correspondent
In search of the drug policy of the future, so we can call a truce in the war on drugs.
2343 followers on the site
Marilse Eerkens – A Way with Kids Correspondent
There’s no time as critical as early childhood. I write about what we can do to make the most of it.
9094 followers on the site
Sarah Kendzior – Flyover Country Correspondent
I write about an America the US media often fails to cover. I’ll bring you original reporting from on the ground in Flyover Country
4110 followers on the site
Bart de Koning – Police and Crime Correspondent
Politicians and the media are obsessed with crime, while the country is safer than ever. I investigate the reality behind the big plans.
4415 followers on the site
Sinan Çankaya – Racism Correspondent
I want to expose and discuss the structural racism present in Dutch society. I’m currently looking at ethnic profiling by the Dutch police.
2923 followers on the site
Founders who also write on a regular basis
Ernst-Jan Pfauth – Self-Improvement Correspondent
I want to look into how we can be happy and healthy in today’s achievement society. And what acts of resistance are open to us?
15,584 followers on the site
5995 newsletter subscribers (55.0% open rate, 15.7% click rate)
Rob Wijnberg – Media Mechanisms and Myths Correspondent
Nothing shapes our worldview more than the media. I try to get at how that works in order to understand how we view reality
30,746 followers on the site