My name is Nanna Vedel-Hertz, I am 26 years old and an aspiring journalist, photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. You can look through this page to see what drives me and learn more about what I have been doing so far in life.
An International Mindset
I am a Danish citizen. Yet, throughout the last five years, my life has been taking place in a global setting surrounded by people from all around the world. This has taught me how to work together with people from various cultures, with different norms, expectations and mother tongues than my own.
My Dreams and Drive
I have a very high level of drive and motivation. I am constantly working towards the next big dream, and I will do whatever it takes to achieve this. Whether it is working 12 hours a day or move to another country.
My dream is to continue my passion for storytelling, by travelling around the world and highlighting the voices of people that are rarely heard in the media. I believe that one of the biggest faults of the media is the narrowness with which they source their stories and that we would all benefit from focusing more on a diverse spectrum of voices. They are out there and they are shouting – we just need to listen.
The Mundus Journalism Master’s in war and conflict is one of the accomplishments I am most proud of in my life. It is a highly selective Master’s degree, with 500 applicants and only 90 placements. I found the Master’s while in high school and knew right away that this was what I wanted to do with my life. I achieved this dream in 2018, straight after I finished my Bachelor’s degree from Roskilde University. At the Mundus Journalism Master’s we are 90 people from 40 different countries studying together.
As a part of my Master’s degree, I moved to Swansea, Wales for a year to specialise in war and conflict. My Master’s dissertation focused on the news media’s coverage of the refugees that are situated on the Greek islands. I analysed 401 articles from respectively French, German, and British press. I was set to go to Lesbos to do interviews with both refugees and volunteers, and in doing so investigate what is left out of the news medias coverage. However, because of Covid-19 I had to cancel these plans and instead move back home to Denmark, where I instead conducted the planned interviews online. I handed in my dissertation in May, and in July I graduated my Master’s degree with a distinction. I am now in the midst of rewriting my dissertation into an academic article that will hopefully be published in 2021.
In August 2020 I did a fellowship with Humanity in Action Denmark, while I am currently in the midst of a course on solutions journalism on migration reporting. Besides from this I am working on the campaign to evacuate people from Lesbos after the Moria camp burned down.
I am also very open for new opportunities!
If you have a proposition for me, if you are curious to know more, or if you just want to get in touch, please do not hesitate to email me.
I look forward to hearing from you.