Supervisory Board

The supervisory board of VJM Foundation consists of 3 board members. With their extensive knowledge in the fields of journalism, innovation, human rights, finance, fundraising and academia they will advise and support the founders and directors and help them stay on course.


Lucas Hendricks

Lucas Hendricks is a strategy consultant and the director and chairman of the breeding place for innovative companies in Amsterdam named A-LabNext to this Lucas is a  research fellow of U Create, chairman of the board of the digital art festival Playground Festivals, board member of the ‘Fonds Cultuur Financiering‘ a foundation for Art, Culture and Creative Industries.He expresses his great passion for the cello, as chairman of the Cello Octet Amsterdam.




Tamara WItschge

Dr. Tamara Witschge is associate professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen. Previously she lectured at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University and was a research associate at Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre, where she worked on the project ‘Spaces of News’. Her research explores the ways in which technological, economic and social change is reconfiguring journalism, with a particular focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in journalism and media. She is co-author of ‘Changing Journalism’ (2011, Routledge), and is co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Digital Journalism (2016). She is a member of the editorial board of the international journals ‘New Media and Society’, ‘Social media + Society’, ‘Platform: the Journal of Media and Communication,’ and the German edition of the ‘Global Media Journal’.