Over Ivo

Ivo van Woerden (Investigative) Journalist and Writer Ivo van Woerden (1979) is a Dutch journalist who has written for many Dutch national publications such as Vrij Nederland, HP/De Tijd, NRC and de Volkskrant. His articles have also been published in Belgium (Humo, De Morgen) and Germany (Stern, Suddeutsche Zeitung). He wrote four books: Undercover in de Ouderenzorg (2011), an undercover investigation into elderly homes, Het drama van Alphen (2013), a reconstruction of the first Columbine-inspired shooting spree in the Netherlands, Op zoek naar mijn Frankrijk (2017), the personal story of Wilfred de Bruijn and his experiences in his new home country France and The great Marc Evers (2017), the remarkable story of a swim champion who nobody expected to be able to make anything of his life because of his disabilities, but was uplifted by his parents unlimited efforts.
Freelance (Investigative) Journalist and WriterJuly 2011 - presentBooks, reports, interviews, documentaries and investigations
HP/De TijdJune 2010 - July 2012Reporter at weekly newsmagazine
Freelance reporterAugust 2008 - June 2010for multiple Dutch and Belgian print media
Freelance reporterMay - August 2008working from South Africa for multiple Dutch print media
ReporterApril 2007 - May 2008DAG, Dutch daily free newspaper
Nurse2002 - 2007Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam, multiple wards
Grants, Awards and Nominations
Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten 2016Working grant for article 'De fatale zeiltocht van Dieter Visser'More information
Gouden Freelancer Award 20152015Award for 'The Great Marc Evers', named as the best freelance journalist production in the NetherlandsMore information
Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten 2015Grant for 'The Great Marc Evers'More information
World Press Institute at St. Pauls University, Minnesota.2014FellowshipMore information
Journalismfund.eu 2013Working grant - The E-Cigarette LobbyMore information
Fonds Bijzondere Journalistieke Projecten 2013Working Grant - Investigation into the Tobacco LobbyMore information
Stichting Democratie en Media2013Working Grant - Investigation into the Tobacco Lobby
De Tegel (National Journalism Awards) 2011Nominated for best background story for undercover operation in Dutch elderly care.Nominated stories can be read here and here.
School voor Journalistiek, Instituut voor Media, Hogeschool Utrecht2004-2007Bachelor Journalism
Rhodes University, South Africa2006Minors Journalism & Media, African History, Sociology
Hogeschool Rotterdam1998-2002Bachelor Nursing
ISW Westlandcollege1992-1998VWO atheneum