hostwriter: collaborate with journalists worldwide
hostwriter was launched on May 7th, 2014 at the re:publica-conference in Berlin. After 24 hours, 50 colleagues joined the network. After day 1, we were already over 160! The founders Sandra, Tabea & Tamara were pretty over-whelmed and happy about this kick-start. Here are some impressions from the launch:
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February 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm
Great idea! Please put me on your mailing list.
Roland Stimpel, Deutsches Architektenblatt, Berlin
April 2, 2014 at 8:14 am
Hostwriter is a great concept … a good idea for journalists. Networking and global thinking … Sandra, one of the founders of Hostwriter said it in an interview perfectly:
“Finde JETZT die Story, den Kollegen, die Übernachtungsmöglichkeit für DEINE Recherche. Gleichzeitig füllt hostwriter.org eine Lücke, die sich ergeben hat: Während sich Wirtschaft und Politik immer mehr institutionalisiert haben, hinkt der Journalismus hinterher. Viele Geschichten können aber heute nur global gedacht und erzählt werden.” (Sandra Zistl)
May 9, 2014 at 5:51 am
Tolle Idee, die Ihr da aufbaut. Ich wünsche Euch und uns viel Erfolg.
May 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm
Vielen lieben Dank!!
May 6, 2014 at 5:10 am
Loved to know about hostwriter. I am a writer but I make fun all the time in my writing. I feel that fun is a must.
May 7, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Beautifull idea, keep me posted!
May 8, 2014 at 2:16 pm
Dear Hermann-Josef Tenhagen, that’s great that you like the idea. hostwriter is now online and you’re welcome to join the network anytime: https://hostwriter.org/. Let’s collaborate!
June 5, 2014 at 10:42 am
“Journalism needs a Narrative”
Congratulations. I think this is a great initiative – nothing less that to bring to the surface the yet hidden 1+1=3 potential of writers and researchers. My God, if ever society needed to have more effective checks & balances… In the U.S. there is a saying: perception is everything. IMO, this almost automatically implies that the story ‘we’ want to tell better be mightier than the sword. My suggestion would be to introduce some sort of forum / chat room in which people who happen to share the same interests and/or ambitions can be matched. I already have one I would very much like to bring forward.
June 5, 2014 at 11:08 am
Dear Ralph, thank you for your feedback! hostwriter_beta has been online for roughly a month now and we are in the middle of making plans for the next steps towards 1.0. Including a hostwriter forum is definately one of these ideas….! If you can think of other tools you’d like to be included, we are happy to hear them, just send us a mail to news (at) hostwriter . org. Thank you.