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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 →

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 →

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 →

How Editors and Journalists Can Use Our New Tool to Collaborate During the Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has expanded across the world, journalism has been one of the fields that has been heavily impacted. Numerous journalists have lost their jobs or had their hours reduced, while freelancers have seen their commissions precipitously drop… Continue Reading →

New Hostwriter Tool Helps Editors Find Journalists All Over the Globe

Press Release (Berlin, 19 May 2020) Today Hostwriter – a network that helps journalists easily collaborate across borders – in partnership with the European Journalism Centre, announces the  launch of a new tool in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,… Continue Reading →

Using Solutions Journalism to Cover the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Hostwriter Ambassador Priscila Pacheco The biggest challenge currently facing journalists around the world is how to talk about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a disease caused by Sars-Cov-2, which was discovered in January by Chinese authorities, according to the World… Continue Reading →

Survey Results: How Do Hostwriter Members Use the Platform for Collaboration?

A new survey by the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society and Freie Universität Berlin has confirmed the value of the Hostwriter platform in fulfilling our mission to power the collaborative future of journalism. The survey, conducted in early 2019,… 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 →

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