Apple Corepresenter Sosha Duysker has won the Philip Bloemendal Prize for young, talented journalistic presenters. Duysker has received a check for 3,500 euros, which she can spend on training to further develop as a presenter.
Duysker works for The core and Zapplive. The jury praises her relaxed presentation and empathy for different target groups. “It makes the connection with the hall and the living room easy,” said jury chairman and former NPO radio director Jan Westerhof in the NPO Radio 1 program Stax & Toine.
“How overwhelming this. 2020 is an eventful year in every respect, also for me”, Duysker responds. “A lot has happened in my career. I have started to speak out a lot more against racism.” Her submission for the prize was a video in which the presenter speaks about Zwarte Piet. She says she wants to do even more against racism.
Duysker does not yet know which training she wants to do with the money or which direction her career will take in the future. For her it is certain that she wants to make her own programs.
The presenter took on Ruben Leter from RTL Nieuws and Sid van der Linden from NOS Radio. The finalists were chosen from a list of 28 people.
Since 2002, the Philip Bloemendal Fund Foundation has awarded its incentive prize to young talented presenters every two years. Previous winners include Brecht van Hulten (2002), Ajouad El Miloudi (2010) and Arman Avsaroglu (2014).
Duysker is also going home with a work of art. It is a glass-made trumpet, made by a South African artist, which symbolizes the transparent way in which the finalists manage to convey their message.