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 easily with other Hostwriter members, enabling them to find and share journalism knowledge and resources.

How It Works

When members are signed in on Hostwriter, they can simply click on the HostWIRE link to head to the chatroom.

Inside the chatroom are categories such as “Resources for Journalists,” “Global Events” and “Search and Find.” Within the categories, journalists can find posts on topics including jobs and fellowships, grant and funding deadlines, article collaboration opportunities and upcoming conferences and events of note for journalists.

Hostwriter CEO and co-founder Tabea Grzeszyk says, “The idea behind HostWIRE is to be each other’s ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground: If journalists from all over the world share and exchange opportunities, the whole network wins, and we can all benefit from this shared information in the end.”

With its tools, Hostwriter aims to transform journalism from competition to collaboration. Tabea adds, “Let’s join forces to learn from each other, support and collaborate with each other!”

Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. We connect more than 3,800 journalists from 136 countries to seek and offer help, whether in the form of local advice, story collaboration or accommodation. The Hostwriter team sees cross-border journalism as a tool to overcome national bias and prejudice, ultimately contributing towards better informed, more accountable and democratic societies.

Click here for a link to our online press kit, including high-res photos.

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Press Contact:
Bernadette Geyer, Head of Marketing and Outreach
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