“Everyone was afraid of consequences”

Hostwriter Story Prize winners Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams tell us about the obstacles and challenges they faced doing the awarded reportage Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success in Madagascar. They worked with local journalists they… Continue Reading →

Call for Pitches: “UNBIAS THE NEWS”

CALL FOR PITCHES: Upcoming Hostwriter publication “UNBIAS THE NEWS. How diversity can save quality journalism” Deadline Jan. 15, 2019 Hostwriter is a non-profit network founded by journalists that helps colleagues to easily collaborate across borders. With almost 4,000 members in… Continue Reading →

Hostwriter Launches Hostwire: a Global Crowdsourcing Tool for Journalists

Press Release (Berlin, Germany)  27 November 2018 – Hostwriter, the open network that allows journalists to easily collaborate across borders, has launched Hostwire – a new global crowdsourcing tool for journalists. Hostwire is a chatroom where journalists can interact quickly… Continue Reading →

Cross-border Journalism Booklets for Downloading

Hostwriter has published two booklets explaining the “Method” and the “Mindset” behind cross-border journalism. These booklets are the basis for presentations we give to journalism organizations. Some of you may have already seen the booklet if you attended a recent… Continue Reading →

“Cross-border journalism adds an extra layer of depth to most stories”

Irene Caselli won the 2018 Hostwriter Story Prize together with Mariangela Maturi, Claudia Jardim and Emil Staulund Larsen for their reportage A Girls’ Game: Nadia Nadim. How did they gather support to produce this cross-border series? Caselli explains all the steps her team followed… Continue Reading →

Hostwire: A short tutorial

Hostwire is our new global crowdsourcing tool to help you connect with other journalists and to find and share journalism knowledge and resources. It’s a chatroom where you can interact quickly and easily with other Hostwriter members. Are you looking… Continue Reading →

Share Your Feedback for a Chance to Win a Ticket to GIJC in Hamburg

Would you like the chance to win a ticket to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg in 2019? Here’s how it works: We’d love to improve Hostwriter, and your feedback would help us find out what works well and… Continue Reading →

From Visas to Vodcasts – Hostwriter’s First Ambassador Summit

From 25-29 September 2018, thirty Hostwriter members from all continents traveled via planes, trains and automobiles – and trams, as well – to attend the first-ever Ambassador Summit in Warsaw, Poland. Some traveled up to 72 hours and navigated complex… Continue Reading →

And the winners of the Hostwriter Prize are…

Grants of €2000 and €1000 will be made to the 1st and 2nd place winners of the Story Prize. This year, Hostwriter will award two 2nd Place Story Prizes. Additionally, two Pitch Prize winners will each receive a grant of… Continue Reading →

You have the story! How do you get funding for it?

How do journalists find the funding required for investigative stories if they don’t have the backing of an editorial office? This is the big question Hostwriter CEO Tabea Grzeszyk addressed on the Bosch Alumni Network’s Fundraising Webinar Series. In the… Continue Reading →

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