Hostwriter Ambassador Patrick Egwu published an article on the International Journalists’ Network, “Tips for journalists interested in cross-border collaborations.” In the article, Patrick talks about ways he has used Hostwriter to find colleagues and to collaborate on stories.
The following is an excerpt from the article.
In 2018, I joined Hostwriter, a Berlin-based international network that helps journalists collaborate across borders. After meeting colleagues from Kenya and Senegal through the platform, we won the 2018 Hostwriter Pitch Prize that helped us to do a cross-border story on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In 2019, our story on FGM won the Hostwriter Story Prize.
For other journalists interested in cross-border collaborations, but unsure how to begin, below are some tips for getting started.
Find like-minded colleagues
To begin any cross-border collaborative project, you need to first find like-minded colleagues in the country you’re interested in doing the story…