Stephanie Bakker

freelance journalist, The Netherlands

Stephanie Bakker

Stephanie Bakker (1976) is an Amsterdam-based freelance journalist who has written stories for leading Dutch and international media.

In her early 30s, she left a successful marketing career to pursue journalism and new media studies at the University of Leiden. In her first years as a reporter she covered a wide variety of subject matter eventually focusing on social issues, world cities, and international development.

She is especially interested in human stories as a vehicle for tackling broader social and economic issues. Bakker is a strong proponent of constructive journalism with its emphasis on solution-focused reporting.

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