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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 →

Geraldine Cremin – Australian Ambassador

Meet Geraldine Cremin – journalist, lawyer, conflict reporter, and now also hostwriter’s first Australian ambassador.

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 →

Vanessa Quirk, ambassador in New York City

Vanessa is a Columbia journalism grad, a Tow Centre Fellow and has a special knack for podcasting. Get in touch with her for advice/co-authorship or a couch in NYC.

Following #theherointrail: update 5 – BULGARIA

Update from Sofia, Bulgaria 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. Read their updates from Afghanistan, Iran,… Continue Reading →

Following #theherointrail: update 4 – TURKEY

Update from Van, East Turkey, a Kurdish province bordering Iran.  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… Continue Reading →

IS HEAVY METAL TOO LOUD FOR CHINA? – Winners of the #hostwriterPrize 2015

Congratulations to Caroline von Eichhorn (Germany), Lu Yang (China) and Christoph Behrens (Germany) for winning the #hostwriterPrize 2015, endowed with 3.000 Euros.  How it all happened Two German journalists travel to China and contact several colleagues on the ground via hostwriter. Lu… Continue Reading →

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