Hostwriter Needs Your Help to Continue to Empower Collaborative Journalism

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National borders are being closed, journalism conferences canceled, research trips postponed. The coronavirus crisis is affecting all of us, especially freelance journalists who are suffering from work restrictions and an ongoing loss of income. Today more than ever, we feel… Continue Reading →

5 Things to Keep in Mind before You Write that Pitch

By Hostwriter Ambassador Mercy Abang When telling stories, journalists often stay on the popular narrative, and like editors, freelancers and stringers, gloss over other deeply important and yet underreported angles of the same story. Too often, what’s reported dictates what… Continue Reading →

The Future of Journalism Is Collaborative: Get the Latest Training!

Hostwriter offers webinars in Cross-Border and Entrepreneurial Journalism Would you like to have the latest training in cross-border journalism? Are you seeking ways to professionalize your journalism collective? Do you wonder how your newsroom could use Hostwriter to globally collaborate… Continue Reading →

A Collaborative Journey to Tell an Important African Story: An Interview with Patrick Egwu

Journalist Patrick Egwu and his team – Mamadou Lamine Ba and Annie Njanja – won 2nd Place for the Hostwriter Story Prize in 2019, for the story “Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal: Three African countries providing solutions in fight against FGM.”… Continue Reading →

Experiencing Cross-Border Solidarity among Journalists: An Interview with Ludovica Jona

Journalist Ludovica Jona and her team – Caitlin Chandler, Chris Jones, Petra Sorge and Giacomo Zandonini – won 1st Place for the Hostwriter Story Prize in 2019, for the story “Invisible Borders.” The journalistic piece focused on European Union (EU)… Continue Reading →

Catch Us at These Events This Spring

The Hostwriter team – including Ambassadors – will be hosting and speaking at several events over the next few months, so here’s a look at our schedule. If you’re planning on attending any of these, we’d love to see you… Continue Reading →

IJNet Publishes Article with Tips on Collaboration by HW Ambassador Patrick Egwu

Hostwriter Ambassador Patrick Egwu published an article on the International Journalists’ Network, “Tips for journalists interested in cross-border collaborations.” In the article, Patrick talks about ways he has used Hostwriter to find colleagues and to collaborate on stories. The following… Continue Reading →

Et voilà: Presenting the Mundus Students’ Journalism Projects

In the Fall 2019-Winter 2020 session of the Erasmus Mundus Journalism Masters Program at Hamburg University, Hostwriter’s Tabea Grzeszyk and Bernadette Geyer led a group of ambitious journalism students in a Cross-Border Journalism Seminar. Students learned what it means to… Continue Reading →

PressPad Publishes Article on Diversity Written by Tina Lee

Hostwriter’s Tina Lee, head of the Ambassador Network and editor-in-chief of our Unbias the News book, wrote an article for PressPad called, “Diversity is more than meets the eye.” Below is a snippet from the article: When you think of… Continue Reading →

It’s a Wrap – A Look Back at 2019

As we enter 2020, we at Hostwriter are looking back at an incredible year of “firsts” for Hostwriter. In the first several months of 2019, we conducted our first multi-lingual outreach campaign to expand Hostwriter’s membership into new countries. With… Continue Reading →

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