He’s been called “one of the most visionary journalists of our era” by the Guardian. Dutch journalist and anthropologist Joris Luyendijk uses his genuine and deep curiosity to fearlessly pursue the questions everybody else is thinking about. ‘How could the bankers continue as if nothing had happened after the financial crash in 2008?’ or ‘How can we listen to the voters of the far-right parties?’
Luyendijk combines the best of his studies of history, anthropology and journalism with his practice as a journalist, foreign correspondent and commentator. His books about being a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, about lobbyism in his native the Netherlands’ parliament, about London bankers or about far-right voters stir debates and are often translated into numerous languages.
His innovative work is driven by societally important journalistic questions and every example is deeply professional and novel. He has published in highly respected newspapers such as Dutch NRC Handelsblad, The Guardian, in books and with new media such as Dutch online newcomer De Correspondent. Throughout, Joris Luyendijk is a prime example of an entrepreneurial journalist; aware of his name, credibility and innovative drive being his personal brand and main asset.
Joris Luyendijk will be the opening keynote speaker at the European Investigative Journalism Conference & Dataharvest on Friday May 25th 2018 in Mechelen.