Leeuwarden/Groningen, 29 September 2021 – Evert van Dijk (56) has been appointed as the new editor-in-chief of Dagblad van het Noorden. He succeeds Erik Wijnholds, who left NDC in June of this year.
Van Dijk was deputy chief editor of the paper for ten years and held the position of general chief editor of NDC mediagroep for the past eight years. With Van Dijk’s appointment, this position ceases to exist.
The management of NDC mediagroep wants to strengthen the cooperation between Dagblad van het Noorden and Leeuwarder Courant by appointing two equal editors-in-chief who will jointly manage the central editorial staff. Sander Warmerdam is and will remain editor-in-chief of the Leeuwarder Courant. At the same time, Alfred Meester (55) joins the chief editorship as deputy online.
Van Dijk completed his studies in economics at the University of Groningen in 1989. He then studied journalism at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 1991, he joined the editorial staff of Nieuwsblad van het Noorden, the predecessor of Dagblad van het Noorden, where he consecutively was editor-in-chief, reporter and head of the city editorial staff. Van Dijk combines his new role with the position of director of NDC mediagroep.
Alfred Meester started his journalistic career at Persbureau Tammeling in Groningen. He then worked for Groninger Dagblad Stad and Dagblad van het Noorden. At the latter, he was chief online journalist for the past few years.
NDC ceo Koos Boot: “I am delighted with the appointments of Evert van Dijk and Alfred Meester. Together with Sander Warmerdam, they form an excellent team, which is well equipped to strengthen the position of both titles, to improve the content of the newspapers and the digital performance.”