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Sanne Blauw Selected as Journalist-in-Residence


In September 2017, Sanne Blauw will join the NIAS community as journalist-in-residence. During her fellowship, co-sponsored by the Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten, she will work on a book on the demystification of statistics, and the consequences of our world being guided by numbers.

About Sanne Blauw

Sanne Blauw is numeracy correspondent for De Correspondent, the Dutch online member-funded journalism platform which focuses on background, analysis and investigative reporting. She writes about bad statistics in the news, number fetishism, and what she calls the current “dictatorship of numbers”. Her articles cover topics such as happiness, poverty, migration, and election polls. Blauw has a background in econometrics. In 2014, she received her Ph.D. in Econometrics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, for her thesis “Well-to-do or doing well? Empirical studies of wellbeing and development.”

Foto: Audrius Kriauciunas

About the Fellowship

The Journalist-in-Residence Fellowship is for journalists with a keen interest in scholarly research who need an extended period time to focus on a longer piece of journalistic writing. Previous fellows include Dirk van Delft, Aleid Truijens, Koen Haegens and Anne-Lot Hoek. The programme is a collaboration between NIAS and the Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten.