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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 →

Following #theherointrail: update 2 – AFGHANISTAN

The winners of this year’s #pitchprize are following a package of heroin from the Afghan poppy fields all the way to the needle in Europe. Their journey will take them through  Iran, Turkey and across Eastern-European borders. Update 2 from Nimroz, Afghanistan:  “In Nimroz only… Continue Reading →

InPerspective: “The stringers are our journalists”

We are happy to announce a new exciting partner of hostwriter. When we were introduced to each other it felt like match made in heaven. Hostwriter provides an infrastructure for journalists while InPerspective offers an outlet for publishing and translating international… Continue Reading →

#hostwriterPrize 2015 – the finalists

While the world becomes ever more interconnected, the financial means of reporting continue to shrink. If journalists want to follow suit and continue to try and grasp the bigger picture of things, they need to unlock new research strategies that go beyond… Continue Reading →

#PitchPrize – the winners

We are proud to present the the winners of hostwriter’s very first #PitchPrize. Congratulations to Hanne Couderé and Jim Huylebroek who follow a package of Heroin from the poppy fields in Afghanistan to the consumer in Europe in collaboration with Asli Elitsoy, Maria Cheresheva, and Stevan Stancic –… Continue Reading →

“We want to change the Mass Media Image of Refugees”

A story collaboration by Elina Makri, Athens & Tabea Grzeszyk, Berlin This is how Elina from Athens described our spontaneous cooperation last week: „Since our governments do not collaborate effectively on the emergency issue of refugees, I decided with Tabea,… Continue Reading →

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