de Volkskrant

the Netherlands


de Volkskrant is a Dutch daily newspaper. It was founded in 1919 and currently has a circulation of approximately 290,000 nationwide, being the third largest newspaper among Dutch dailies. Its numerous commentators include several illustrious contemporary writers, such as Arnon Grunberg, Remco Campert and Sheila Sitalsing. In 2013, de Volkskrant was awarded the European Newspaper of the Year in the category of nationwide newspapers. Since autumn 2015 de Volkskrant's crossmedia desk has been producing award winning digital stories on a daily basis from the newsroom: video explainers, short documentaries, interactives, data visualizations, quizzes, longreads, podcasts and other forms of digital storytelling. 450,000 people a day visit and its newsletters reach 500,000 people on a daily basis.

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Funded projects

Track & Trace

Track & Trace is a platform on which De Volkskrant investigates the consequences of world trade and globalisation in the least developed countries, by doing on the ground reporting, investigative journalism and innovative storytelling.

De Voedselzaak - How to feed 10 billion people by 2050?

De Volkskrant will report on food corridors as a solution to fight poverty and hunger in Africa, by way of approaching the topic from a sociological, economic, environmental as well as a political perspective.