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Guus Valk

Washington, DC
US Correspondent, NRC Handelsblad — NRC Handelsblad
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US Correspondent, @NRC. Presidential Podcast @VPRO & @NRC. Author Obamaland (due 9/2016). Al het persoonlijke is politiek (All things personal are political).

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Donald Trump profiteert van het Fujiwhara-effect: als meerdere orkanen tegelijk opsteken, zwakken ze elkaar af. Mooie, meteorologische column van @Milbank:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-stormy-daniels-isnt-a-bigger-hurricane/2018/02/16/9f7b6ae4-1320-11e8-9065-e55346f6de81_story.html?utm_term=.0f8e820e3884 
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

I bought one when I was 20, and needed a little inspiration for a complex piece. Old-fashioned gadgets might help, I thought. I was wrong.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

Not many: a simple laptop, a smartphone, a podcast studio. Pen and paper are still remarkably effective.

Why did you become a journalist?

It started when I covered the Dutch elections of 1986 from the voting booth just behind our house. I was 9. Journalism never left me.