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[…]

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[…]

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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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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“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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]