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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

#hostwriterPrize: 2nd place goes to REACHING ITALY IS ONLY THE START

Congratulations to Yermi Brenner (Israel/Germany) and Silvia Giannelli (Italy) for winning the 2nd place of this year’s #hostwriterPrize, which is endowed with 2.000€.   An exemplary portrayal of how to use the platform “Yermi had the idea of doing this cross-border investigation,… Continue Reading →

Following #theherointrail: update 3 – IRAN

Update from Sistan-Baluchistan, the Iranian province bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan  Iran spends $ 2 billion a year to stem the flow of drugs inside the country. This year alone, more than 500 people were hanged for drug-related crimes. Nevertheless, tons of… Continue Reading →

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