Silvio de Groot goes hyperlocal

Screen shot 2012-06-11 at 11.05.18 PMFormer director of Metro Holland, Silvio de Groot, will be the new director of Dichtbij.nl, the new hyper local platform of the Telegraaf Media Group (TMG).

De Groot will start as deputy and take over in 2013 from Jelle Hoffenaar, the current director. (Villamedia)

TMG is also owner of free newspaper Spits, the competitor of Metro Holland since 1999 when both papers launched on the same day. Editor of Dichtbij.nl is Bart Brouwers, former editor-in-chief of Spits.

Disclosure: I am a volunteer-blogger for my local Dichtbij site (De Groot will be my boss as well, well sort-of, as bloggers are non-paid writers).

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