After graduating in General Arts at Utrecht University and the School for Journalism in Utrecht, Maaike Severijnen (1973) has studied various areas of interest: entrepreneurship, media and education. As a freelance journalist she wrote for various (professional) magazines and newspapers, i.e. De Journalist (Villamedia), Adformatie, De Volkskrant, NRC and Viva. In the past ten years, Maaike specialized in nutrition and health; currently she is editor-in-chief of the journal Voedingsgeneeskunde. She also writes books about nutrition and health as a ghost writer.
In addition to her work as a freelance journalist, she worked for many years as an editor and project manager for various educational publishers and innovative educational concepts. She also worked for more than 15 years as a freelance trainer and teacher. Since 2016 she is part-time employed at the School of Journalism where she provides lessons in the field of entrepreneurship. In addition, she is part of the team responsible for the educational innovation. She is now coordinator of this.
Her work for the research group fits seamlessly with all her work experience and the journalism education. How can you offer journalism education in liquid times? How do you train students in a world that is so subject to change? With her research she hopes to contribute to this question.