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'Een taaie kongsie uit het Oude Volk.' De families Belinfante en Vas Dias, hun Nederlandsch Correspondentiebureau voor Dagbladen

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René Vos

About René
René Vos (1942) studeerde politieke wetenschappen/bestuurskunde aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam en was tot 2006 werkzaam bij het ministerie van Volkshuisvesting. Daarnaast sinds 1979 betrokken bij o.m. Commissie Bevordering Pershistorisch Onderzoek (Koninklijke Academie van Wetenschappen), en de Centrale Catalogus van Dagbladen en het megaproject Digitale Databank Dagbladen (beide Koninklijke Bibliotheek). Promoveerde in 1988 op Niet voor publicatie. De legale Nederlandse pers onder Duitse bezetting. Publiceert al tientallen jaren over de geschiedenis van de Nederlandse en Nederlands-Indische pers en journalistiek, van de zeventiende tot de negentiende eeuw, met bijzondere belangstelling voor de omstreden Joodse journalist Iz. J. Lion (1821-1873).
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'A tough partnership from the Ancient People.' The Belinfante and Vas Dias families, their Dutch Correspondence Bureau for Newspapers and other journalistic affairs (1799-1940)

The Sephardic Belinfante family have produced at least two dozen prominent journalists in six or seven generations since around 1800, which is unique in Dutch press history. The majority of these journalists specialized in the specific branch of parliamentary journalism, or at least received thorough training in this field. It was around 1844 that, primarily for their own calculated benefit, the Belinfantes started to cooperate with the Van Dias family of journalists, also of Sephardic descent. In 1869 the two families formalized their cooperation by establishing the Nederlandsch Correspondentiebureau voor Dagbladen (the Dutch Correspondence Bureau for Newspapers). During at least 70 years (from 1830 till 1900) Belinfante & Vas Dias were if not monopolizing the field of Dutch parliamentary journalism than at least leading in it. Increased competition caused their monopoly position to weaken gradually after 1900. They lost many long-time customers, who started to employ their own correspondents in The Hague. Finally, in 1935, they lost the battle against the association of newspaper publishers and its Algemeen Nederlandsch Persbureau (General Dutch Press Agency).

How to Cite: Vos, René. 2011. “'een Taaie Kongsie Uit Het Oude Volk.' De Families Belinfante En Vas Dias, Hun Nederlandsch Correspondentiebureau Voor Dagbladen”. TMG Journal for Media History 14 (1): 25–48. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18146/tmg.583
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Published on 01 Jun 2011.

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