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re:publica 2019: Tabea Grzeszyk to present Hostwriter’s vision of a Media Utopia in 2030

Five years ago, Hostwriter launched live at the re:publica conference in Berlin. On the occasion of our five-year anniversary, Hostwriter co-founder and CEO Tabea Grzeszyk has been invited speak on a panel – Doing Utopia! Setting the stage for an… Continue Reading →

“There’s no better platform in the world than the Hostwriter community.”

“You don’t just join the community as a journalist, you join as someone that wants to network with other journalists across the world and the opportunities are limitless…” We’re excited to share this video with Hostwriter Ambassador Mercy Abang, an… Continue Reading →

Of Pizzas and Panel Discussions in Perugia…

What a trip! Last week, Hostwriter joined more than 600 speakers, guests and journalists from all over the world to converge in Perugia, Italy, for the annual International Journalism Festival. It was an exciting event, filled with great conversations and… Continue Reading →

See you in Perugia at our #UnbiasTheNews panel!

We look forward to seeing many of you at this year’s International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy! Five Hostwriter staff members – Tabea Grzeszyk, Olalla Tuñas Martinez, Tina Lee, Bernadette Geyer and Zahra Salah Uddin – will be attending the… Continue Reading →

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 →

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