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Agora Project: Meet the Participants

The Agora Project’s participants are ten talented journalists from all over Europe. With several elections coming up, the participants are working across borders on the topic of polarization in Europe. We fell in love with them and if you read this, you… Continue Reading →

Agora Project: Kick-off in Armenia

Building trust in formal and not so formal environments We’re back from our workshop in Yerevan and couldn’t be happier about how our very first Agora Project kicked off. We selected ten journalists from almost 200 applications to join us. The first phase… Continue Reading →

Agora Project: The Back-story

Together with our partner United Youth Union (UYU) we organise the Agora Project and invite ten journalists to Armenia to cover European topics from a cross-border perspective. This blog posts the story of our organisational collaboration and also hints at which… Continue Reading →

hostwriter prize 2016

Over 100 journalists from all over the world applied for this year’s prizes. Thank you for all the fantastic applications.The jury**, including hostwriter ambassadors and board, had a hard time deciding. It is with great pride and pleasure that we… Continue Reading →

Shortlist #hostwriterPrize 2016

We shortlisted five stories for the hostwriter prize and seven for this year’s pitch prize. Our jury has until November 13th to vote for their favourites. The week after we will announce the results. For now, tadaa, we proudly present the shortlist… Continue Reading →

European Journalism – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

On September 13th, 2016 the New York Times invited our Greek partner Oikomedia and us to jointly organise a panel discussion about European journalism at this year’s NYT Athens Democracy Forum. Our starting point was a question: Why has European… Continue Reading →

Hostwriter supports mentoring programme for journalists in exile

The journalist network Neue deutsche Medienmacher (NDM) organises a traineeship for exiled and immigrant journalists with the goal of diversifying the German media landscape. Hostwriter supports the project as a partner. The new Neue deutsche Medienmacher (NDM) training programme is directed at young German journalists with immigrant… Continue Reading →

Applications are open for #hostwriterPrize 2016

Are you working on a story together with a colleague? Do you have an excellent idea for story pitch? Apply for the #hostwriterPrize 2016 There are two hostwriter prize categories. The main prize is for collaborative pieces researched and published… Continue Reading →

hostwriter meets Oikomedia at Tandem Europe

When we came across the Greek journalism platform Oikomedia our first thought was “Oh dear, that’s very similar to what we are doing.” As strong advocates of collaboration in journalism we decided to follow our own example and go for… Continue Reading →

#hostwriterPrize: 2nd place goes to REACHING ITALY IS ONLY THE START

Congratulations to Yermi Brenner (Israel/Germany) and Silvia Giannelli (Italy) for winning the 2nd place of this year’s #hostwriterPrize, which is endowed with 2.000€.   An exemplary portrayal of how to use the platform “Yermi had the idea of doing this cross-border investigation,… Continue Reading →

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