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Basic Income for Journalists: More than just a dream?

Chronic underfunding in the media has many concerned about the future of our democracies. A lack of local reporting can leave citizens at a loss about what is happening in their communities and who is responsible, and instead shift conversations towards political… Continue Reading →

Our Vision Statement as a Guide for Our Activities

On a sunny day a year ago in 2018, the staff of Hostwriter met to put together an official “Vision Statement” as part of the continued development and professionalization of our organization. Sitting around a desk in a conference room,… Continue Reading →

Arena and Hostwriter Cooperate to Organize 2019 EIJC/Dataharvest

PRESS RELEASE (Berlin, Germany)  4 March 2019 – Arena for Journalism in Europe and Hostwriter are proud to announce they will cooperate to organize this year’s European Investigative Journalism Conference & Dataharvest 2019 (EIJC19). The EIJC (European Investigative Journalism Conference)… Continue Reading →

How can journalists deal with traumatic experiences or images they’re exposed to on the job?

We invited our colleague Jeanny Gering from The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma to host an open workshop in Hostwriter’s Berlin office with practical tips and advice on how journalists can take steps to deal with traumatic experiences or images… Continue Reading →

Learning from Our Members: Our Priorities for 2019

We’re thrilled that Hostwriters reported in our member survey,  the positive effects from being in the network.Through Hostwriter they either found helpful advice, ended up collaborating in a story or couch surfed with a colleague! But we also have to… Continue Reading →

Hostwriter at the UNCOVERED: “Let’s have a basic income for freelance journalists”

“We’re allowed to dream: let’s have a basic income for freelance journalists!” – Hostwriter’s CEO Tabea proposed during a very down-to-earth discussion on how to create an enabling environment for investigative journalists working across borders in the EU. The chat… Continue Reading →

It’s All about Giving and Taking: What Our Members Taught Us

I held my breath when the email arrived, my heart making an uneasy jump. After four months of collecting data, doing interviews with stakeholders and sending out an extensive online survey to all Hostwriter members, a team of external evaluators got… Continue Reading →

2018: A Year of Growth for Hostwriter

2018 was a good year for Hostwriter, and we are thrilled to celebrate what we were able to accomplish in support of journalists around the world. The biggest news of all was being awarded the €500,000 Jury Prize from the… Continue Reading →

Journalists Without Borders?

The example of Iran shows the double-binding discrimination that journalists, especially female journalists, find themselves in when wanting to travel for work written by Sudabeh Rakhsh Photo by Slava Bowman on Unsplash “The visa has been refused.” It was the result of my… Continue Reading →

Call for Pitches: “UNBIAS THE NEWS”

Upcoming Hostwriter publication: “UNBIAS THE NEWS! Why diversity matters for journalism” (NOTE: The deadline for applications is now passed. We are reviewing all pitches and will get back to authors in early-February.) Hostwriter is a non-profit network founded by journalists… Continue Reading →

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