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“Everyone was afraid of consequences”

Hostwriter Story Prize winners Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams tell us about the obstacles and challenges they faced doing the awarded reportage Vanilla fever: Fear sours the sweet scent of Madagascar’s success in Madagascar. They worked with local journalists they… 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 →

And the winners of the Hostwriter Prize are…

Grants of €2000 and €1000 will be made to the 1st and 2nd place winners of the Story Prize. This year, Hostwriter will award two 2nd Place Story Prizes. Additionally, two Pitch Prize winners will each receive a grant of… 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 →

Here’s how we did it — Winning the Google Impact Challenge with Hostwriter

“Congratulations! But why didn’t you apply for the Digital News Initiative….?“ We heard this question many times from colleagues after Hostwriter was awarded the Jury Prize at the Google Impact Challenge Germany last week. Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists to easily… Continue Reading →

Oh, what a night! – The Google Impact Challenge Awards Ceremony

On 7 June 2018 in Berlin, the Hostwriter team gathered together at the Vollgutladen in Neukölln for the award ceremony for the Google Impact Challenge 2018. We walked through a red hallway to enter the event space, which was already… Continue Reading →

„Fifty Euros can determine if you continue working“

Jaime Alekos is a Madrid-based video journalist and Hostwriter member. We video chatted with him about his newly released documentary, The European Dream: Serbia, and the power of collaboration among journalists to counteract financial instability. by Olalla Tuñas Hostwriter: You… Continue Reading →

Jaime Alekos: “Una diferencia de cincuenta euros al final es lo que hace que puedas seguir trabajando”

Jaime Alekos es un videoperiodista madrileño miembro de Hostwriter y el autor de la nuestra imagen de cabecera del mes de abril. Charlamos con él por videoconferencia del documental que acaba de publicar El sueño europeo: Serbia y del poder… Continue Reading →

“I never want to do poverty porn” – Mridula Amin

Hostwriter member Mridula Amin smiles on the other side of the Skype interview screen at 10:00 pm in Sydney – midday in Berlin. Even at the end of her day, this Dhaka-born Australian photojournalist is full of enthusiasm. Back in… Continue Reading →

Celebrating a Successful 2017 at Hostwriter!

We started the new year feeling a great sense of accomplishment about the things we were able to achieve in 2017: Hostwriter celebrated its 3rd birthday on May 8th at the re:publica conference in Berlin, the same place where we… Continue Reading →

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