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cross-border collaboration

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 →

The Unwritten Rules of Cross-Border Journalism

The European Journalism Centre interviewed Hostwriter’s Bernadette Geyer to talk about tips for journalists interested in doing cross-border collaborations…   “Cross-border journalism is a method of many perks. Journalists who include perspectives from other countries in their investigation open up… 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 →

The First 5 Spreadsheets I Created as the New Head of Communications for Hostwriter

On 1 June 2018, I became the Head of Communications for Hostwriter, a Berlin-based nonprofit that is an open network helping journalists to easily collaborate across borders. My background is in marketing and mass communications, and I had served as… Continue Reading →

Shortlist of Best Stories and Pitches for 2018 HostwriterPrize

The Hostwriter team is thrilled about the many great applications we received for this year’s HostwriterPrize. Through the shortlist process, we selected the best ideas based on the cross-border approach to the topic, the originality and structure of the pitch… Continue Reading →

How do I run a journalistic collaboration across borders?

With the downsizing of newsrooms around the world, freelance journalists and young professional journalists often lack the necessary connections with international colleagues. This is where Hostwriter has stepped up to help journalists find and establish connections with colleagues around the world. We… Continue Reading →

Application Process Opens for 2018 Hostwriter Prize

€5000 in Awards for Collaborative Journalism Projects (Berlin, Germany) 23 July 2018 – Hostwriter is now accepting applications for its 2018 Hostwriter Prize, which grants €5000 in awards for collaborative journalism projects between members. The deadline to apply for the… Continue Reading →

Secrets of news togethering…

Geraldine Cremin, Project Facilitator for Hostwriter’s Agora Project, wrote a piece entitled, “Secrets of news togethering” for Walkley Magazine, detailing her experiences with the project and offering reasons why “we think collaboration is the way forward.”   “In March this… Continue Reading →

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