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Hostwriter Launches HostWIRE: a Global Crowdsourcing Tool for Journalists

Press Release (Berlin, Germany)  27 November 2018 – Hostwriter, the open network that allows journalists to easily collaborate across borders, has launched HostWIRE – a new global crowdsourcing tool for journalists. HostWIRE is a chatroom where journalists can interact quickly and… 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. “Cross-border Journalism as a Method” is based on the work of investigative journalist Brigitte… Continue Reading →

Why Visa Privilege is a Press Freedom Issue

Imagine two journalists want to investigate a story about corruption in the tomato trade between Gambia and Italy. A journalist with a British passport can travel to Italy cover the Italian side and then travel visa-free to Gambia in order… 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 →

Share Your Feedback for a Chance to Win a Ticket to GIJC in Hamburg

Would you like the chance to win a ticket to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg in 2019? Here’s how it works: We’d love to improve Hostwriter, and your feedback would help us find out what works well and… Continue Reading →

Diversity Matters! It’s time to define new journalism standards

Journalism schools around the world have taught us that reporters are objective, neutral and impartial observers of the world. Well, this ideal seems flawed. For instance, sexism and racism have affected Western media coverage for centuries. This was acknowledged by two… Continue Reading →

You have the story! How do you get funding for it?

How do journalists find the funding required for investigative stories if they don’t have the backing of an editorial office? This is the big question Hostwriter CEO Tabea Grzeszyk addressed on the Bosch Alumni Network’s Fundraising Webinar Series. In the… Continue Reading →

The First 5 Spreadsheets I Created as the New Head of Communications for Hostwriter

On 1 June 2018, I became the Head of Communications for Hostwriter, a Berlin-based nonprofit that is an open network helping journalists to easily collaborate across borders. My background is in marketing and mass communications, and I had served as… Continue Reading →

Shortlist of Best Stories and Pitches for 2018 HostwriterPrize

The Hostwriter team is thrilled about the many great applications we received for this year’s HostwriterPrize. Through the shortlist process, we selected the best ideas based on the cross-border approach to the topic, the originality and structure of the pitch… Continue Reading →

Application Process Opens for 2018 Hostwriter Prize

€5000 in Awards for Collaborative Journalism Projects (Berlin, Germany) 23 July 2018 – Hostwriter is now accepting applications for its 2018 Hostwriter Prize, which grants €5000 in awards for collaborative journalism projects between members. The deadline to apply for the… Continue Reading →

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