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Introducing: the 2022 Hostwriter Prize winners!

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Hostwriter is excited to announce the winning six teams of our 2022 Hostwriter Prize. Grants of €1000 is awarded to each of the winners of the 2022 Story Prize. Most of the Story Prize winners used Hostwriter in some way… Continue Reading →

Are these coastal cities prepared for sea-level rise? Introducing: The Sinking Cities Project

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BERLIN, Oct. 26, 2022 – Unbias the News, a global, cross-border newsroom, has launched a significant cross-border climate journalism project titled The Sinking Cities. Through this investigation, we have aimed to answer a pressing question: how are coastal cities worldwide… Continue Reading →

The future of journalism – Trust will not rebuild itself

Discussing shrinking civic space, new media and democracy “What is our job – just to be a witness to the end of the world? Or to rethink the way in which we live our lives, and probably somewhere, build a… Continue Reading →

Underrepresentation is misrepresentation: Our takeaways from IJF22

By Zahra Salah Uddin Earlier this month, the Hostwriter/Unbias the News team took a much-awaited trip to Perugia, Italy for this year’s International Journalism Festival. What’s normally an annual occurrence took place this year after a break of two years… Continue Reading →

How it started | How it’s going ✨

Holy cow, it’s been a ride. From founding Hostwriter as a collaboration network in 2013 to launching our own feminist cross-border newsroom Unbias the News this year. I couldn’t be more proud of what we have achieved as a team! And it’s exactly at this moment that I’m excited to share some personal news with you.

Unbias the News: Selection of Pitches

By Ankita Anand It’s pouring pitches! A lot of people out there seem to share our mission because our widely circulated calls for pitches got us around 800 entries! With infinite resources, we would have loved nothing more than to… Continue Reading →

“Being here with everyone is a big step”

Unbias the News Kick-Off event spreads the message of collaborative healing and networking to fight for a more equitable, inclusive world of journalism. By Zahra Salah Uddin The team of Hostwriter’s new cross-border newsroom project ‘Unbias the News’ held a… Continue Reading →

Luminate supports Hostwriter to ‘Unbias the News’

Berlin, April 2021 It has long been our dream at Hostwriter to develop a cross-border newsroom highlighting underrepresented stories from around the globe. This April we launched a collaborative cross-border newsroom, Unbias the News. Now we are very proud to… Continue Reading →

Call for Pitches: Hostwriter Launches Remote Cross-Border Newsroom

Berlin/ Hong Kong/ Delhi March 18 2021 Call for Pitches: Hostwriter Launches Remote Cross-Border Newsroom The new Hostwriter newsroom Unbias the News is dedicated to showcasing international journalism that breaks through geographical or structural barriers. Diversity is not a moral… Continue Reading →

Why Hostwriter is Launching a Cross-Border Newsroom

Diversity isn’t a moral case. Let’s talk about quality journalism. By Tabea Grzeszyk I don’t want to sugarcoat this. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Hostwriter started to get into trouble. With a donor table canceled and foundations re-evaluating new commitments,… Continue Reading →

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