How COVID-19 Affected Journalists in Eastern and Southern Europe

by Bernadette Geyer In early-2020, the Coronavirus pandemic began its global spread. It has brought considerable human suffering and major economic disruption – and with “second waves” cropping up in many areas, there are no signs that the virus will… Continue Reading →

Collaborating Across Borders During COVID-19

How to collaborate on investigative stories during a pandemic. By Zahra Salah Uddin Last month, Hostwriter members Ankita Anand and Stephen Tsoroti had their collaborative investigation titled ‘Small scale miners risk life and limb in Zimbabwe’ published on Toward Freedom…. Continue Reading →

Hostwriter Announces Recipients of Agora Europe Journalism Grants 2020

(Berlin, Germany) 16 July 2019 – Hostwriter today announced the 20 journalists selected for the Agora Europe Journalism Grants 2020 program. Journalists will receive direct emergency funding of €500 each in Part I of the program. A second pool of… Continue Reading →

Tipsheet: How to Build a Team for a Cross-Border Project

By Hostwriter Ambassador Piotr Drabik Cross-border journalism as a solo effort doesn’t make sense. Taking part in a duet, a quartet or a big group of colleagues from different countries can bring useful networking, interesting research and successful publications. I… Continue Reading →

Hostwriter Joins “Summer of Solidarity” Collaborative Media Initiative

Hostwriter is pleased to be part of “Summer of Solidarity” – a non-profit collaborative media initiative across wider Europe seeking to document our continent’s human realities in the summer of 2020 – at a unique, once-in-a-lifetime juncture for many people…. Continue Reading →

Unbias the News Included in Nieman Reports Article on Refugee Journalists

Nieman Reports published a feature on refugee journalists and included quotes from Hostwriter’s Tabea Grzeszyk, as well as info about our book, Unbias the News: Why diversity matters for journalism. Here’s an excerpt from the article, titled “Refugee Journalists Bring… Continue Reading →

The Fix Interviews Tina Lee about Unbias the News

Alicja Peszkowska of The Fix interviewed Hostwriter’s Tina Lee about our book, Unbias the News: Why diversity matters for journalism. Here’s an excerpt from the interview. Amid the US protests and the global conversation about discrimation and representation they sparked, The… Continue Reading →

Tipsheet: Key Lessons from Reporting on the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

By Hostwriter Ambassador Daniel Bates One of my first bosses once said to me “you are always learning on this job,” and covering the Jeffrey Epstein case, that was certainly true. I have stuck with this story for years, doing… Continue Reading →

Choose Inclusion Podcast Interviews Tina Lee about Newsroom Diversity

Hostwriter’s Tina Lee, editor-in-chief for the Unbias the News: Why diversity matters in journalism book, talks with the hosts of the Choose Inclusion podcast about the importance of newsroom diversity for ensuring representation of voices and stories that are often… Continue Reading →

Agora Europe Journalism Grants 2020 – Deadline June 22nd

A New Emergency Funding Opportunity for Eastern and Southern European Freelance Journalists Applications Accepted Now through 22 June 2020 (Press Release: 26 May 2020) The Coronavirus pandemic has brought considerable human suffering and major economic disruption. The crisis is also… Continue Reading →

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