Front page on March 27, 2010
|Owner||De Persgroep Nederland|
|Founded||February 18, 1943|
|Political alignment||Cultural liberalism|
Trouw is a Dutch daily tabloid newspaper. "Trouw" is a Dutch word meaning "fidelity", "loyalty", or "allegiance", and is cognate with the English adjective "true". Trouw's editor-in-chief is Willem Schoonen former member of the former Communist Party of the Netherlands. The Trouw was started during World War II by members of the Dutch Protestant resistance. The newspaper was published irregularly during the war due to lack of paper. The Nazi occupying forces tried to stop publication by rounding up and imprisoning some twenty of the couriers. They issued an ultimatum to the leaders of Trouw; however, the editors did not give in and all of the captured couriers were executed.
In 2004 the paper changed its format from broadsheet to tabloid. In their own words, in 2005, they intended to "remain a newspaper rooted in a Christian tradition and to be a source of contemplation and inspiration for everyone, churchgoer or not, who feels a need for moral and spiritual orientation."
Today, Trouw is a part of the De Persgroep Nederland, the name given to the former PCM group after the Belgian publishing house De Persgroep bought a majority stake in PCM in the summer of 2009. NRC Handelsblad, Het AD, Het Parool and de Volkskrant are also owned by De Persgroep Nederland. NRC Handelsblad was sold before the summer of 2010.
See also 
- Trouw - nieuws, verdieping en gids, paragraph 8, "Trouw", August 18, 2005, downloaded 6-12-08
- Official website (Dutch)