Sjoerd de Jong

Is a Dutch newspaper manager and editorial writer. He is currently the public editor of NRC Media, writing a weekly column on the coverage of major events and current affairs in NRC Handelsblad and other media, print and online. He served as managing editor of the newspaper for five years (2005-2010), coordinating its daily news production and its participation in debates on national issues. He worked on two books since 2005, the first one a selection of pieces about the recent political and intellectual turmoil in The Netherlands, "Spijtwraak" (Revenge revenge) and the second one "Een wereld van verschil"- "A world of difference", which deals with the controversial issue of cultural relativism.