Tag cross-border collaboration

Luminate supports Hostwriter to ‘Unbias the News’

Berlin, April 2021 It has long been our dream at Hostwriter to develop a cross-border newsroom highlighting underrepresented stories from around the globe. This April we launched a collaborative cross-border newsroom, Unbias the News. Now we are very proud to… Continue Reading →

Why Hostwriter is Launching a Cross-Border Newsroom in 2021

Diversity isn’t a moral case. Let’s talk about quality journalism. By Tabea Grzeszyk I don’t want to sugarcoat this. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Hostwriter started to get into trouble. With a donor table canceled and foundations re-evaluating new commitments,… Continue Reading →

Collaborating Across Borders During COVID-19

How to collaborate on investigative stories during a pandemic. By Zahra Salah Uddin Last month, Hostwriter members Ankita Anand and Stephen Tsoroti had their collaborative investigation titled ‘Small scale miners risk life and limb in Zimbabwe’ published on Toward Freedom…. Continue Reading →

Tipsheet: How to Build a Team for a Cross-Border Project

By Hostwriter Ambassador Piotr Drabik Cross-border journalism as a solo effort doesn’t make sense. Taking part in a duet, a quartet or a big group of colleagues from different countries can bring useful networking, interesting research and successful publications. I… Continue Reading →

Strengthening Cross-Border Journalistic Collaboration – Guest Post by Dr. Annett Heft

The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society and Freie Universität Berlin recently published a Short Paper entitled Conditions to Strengthen Future Cross-Border Journalism. In the study, Hostwriter and Dataharvest-EIJC were looked at as gateways for exploring how cross-border collaborations can… Continue Reading →

A Collaborative Journey to Tell an Important African Story: An Interview with Patrick Egwu

Journalist Patrick Egwu and his team – Mamadou Lamine Ba and Annie Njanja – won 2nd Place for the Hostwriter Story Prize in 2019, for the story “Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal: Three African countries providing solutions in fight against FGM.”… Continue Reading →

IJNet Publishes Article with Tips on Collaboration by HW Ambassador Patrick Egwu

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… 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 →

It’s All about Giving and Taking: What Our Members Taught Us

I held my breath when the email arrived, my heart making an uneasy jump. After four months of collecting data, doing interviews with stakeholders and sending out an extensive online survey to all Hostwriter members, a team of external evaluators got… Continue Reading →

“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 →

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