The Amsterdammer was founded in March 2018 by UvA communication science student Isabel Bonnet. Starting with a staff of about 25 people, we are proud to be diverse. Our staff comes from 16 countries: China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
We are an independent student-run newspaper that aims to cover stories of the city of Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. We publish on average two articles or one column per day on our website from Monday to Friday.
Support Student Journalism
The Amsterdammer proudly joined the student movement #SaveStudentNewsroom. Before it was even a paper, The Amsterdammer was already suffering from the lack of funding. Neither student organisations nor the University of Amsterdam agreed to help finance the creation and sustainability of this project. Today, the paper does not have a newsroom, a physical copy of the paper, nor salaries to offer to the staff. Though we do not wish to be dependent on the University to keep a freedom of speech, as well as maintain our coverage as objective as possible. Once we have encouraged our staff to express their voice, we cannot –and should not– ask them to silence it. Besides the UK, student journalism has been forgotten in Europe. We aim to spread the importance of student journalism in the continent by continuing to train our staff by organising workshops and continuing to improve our writing skills. However, this project will only be possible with your help.
If you support student journalism and would like to help The Amsterdammer, you can make a donation using this link.