ANP starts knowledge program for freelancers

RIJSWIJK / AMSTERDAM - The Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP) will support freelancers and freelancers in business. The press agency is developing a special program for this purpose. 'The aim of the program is to keep freelancers resilient and the ANP organization dynamic, ' says general director Guido van Nispen

RIJSWIJK / AMSTERDAM - The Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP) will support freelancers and freelancers in business. The press agency is developing a special program for this purpose.

'The aim of the program is to keep freelancers resilient and the ANP organization dynamic, ' says general director Guido van Nispen. "Freelancers and freelancers are very important for the development of the ANP, we also want to contribute to the development of the freelancers. In modern organizations with many knowledge workers, such as the ANP, entrepreneurship plays an increasingly important role in all kinds of areas. This program focuses on aspects such as acquiring and sharing knowledge, effective networking and collaboration, financial and strategic planning and the use of tools and applications. The program is part of a larger program focused on knowledge work within the ANP. "

The ANP has found two media pioneers willing to actively contribute to the development of this program: Teun Gautier and Jan-Jaap Heij.

Teun Gautier has a long history in the journalistic media. He worked at Elsevier, Telegraaf Media, Weekbladpers and De Groene Amsterdammer. Gautier was intensively involved in a large number of media innovations and research into new models for journalism. 'The freelancers will play an increasingly larger role for existing media and will increasingly also publish and exploit themselves. It is urgent to create a supporting infrastructure for self-employed people. It strongly argues for the ANP that they want to commit themselves to that process and want to play a role in the evolution of journalism. '

Jan-Jaap Heij, editor in chief of Dagblad De Pers in the past, is director of Reporters Online, a platform that enables freelancers to sell their own work in online kiosks and on their own site. 'We have the same ambition as the ANP in this program, namely to develop an answer for freelancers to the crisis in the media that enables them to operate as successful independent entrepreneurs even more than now. Various forms of strategic and operational cooperation are possible, which we would like to explore, and possibly also help, with others. We are also pleased that the ANP as one of the first major parties in the Dutch media field sees the usefulness and necessity of entering into new forms of business relations with freelance journalists and their mutual organizations. '

The program for freelancers and freelancers is led by Johan Groeneveld, deputy editor-in-chief of the ANP. Groeneveld was previously responsible for successful reforms and innovations at, among others, ANP Foto, ANP Radio, ANP Internet and ANP Buzz, in which freelancers and freelancers always played and played a prominent role. 'Our freelancers are the best in their field and they are dynamic and flexible. But sometimes they are too dependent and vulnerable in changing circumstances, as we have noticed. We feel a responsibility to help freelancers more enterprising. And we emphatically call on trade unions and other organizations to join the development of this initiative. '

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The ANP is the largest independent press agency in the Netherlands.

Annually, the ANP provides more than hundreds of thousands of news items, photos and videos and information services to media companies, the business community, the government and non-profits. In a world where the supply of news is growing strongly, the speed, reliability and independence of the news supply is paramount for the ANP.