Tag cross-border journalism

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 →

5 Things to Keep in Mind before You Write that Pitch

By Hostwriter Ambassador Mercy Abang When telling stories, journalists often stay on the popular narrative, and like editors, freelancers and stringers, gloss over other deeply important and yet underreported angles of the same story. Too often, what’s reported dictates what… Continue Reading →

The Future of Journalism Is Collaborative: Get the Latest Training!

Hostwriter offers webinars in Cross-Border and Entrepreneurial Journalism Would you like to have the latest training in cross-border journalism? Are you seeking ways to professionalize your journalism collective? Do you wonder how your newsroom could use Hostwriter to globally collaborate… 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 →

Et voilà: Presenting the Mundus Students’ Journalism Projects

In the Fall 2019-Winter 2020 session of the Erasmus Mundus Journalism Masters Program at Hamburg University, Hostwriter’s Tabea Grzeszyk and Bernadette Geyer led a group of ambitious journalism students in a Cross-Border Journalism Seminar. Students learned what it means to… Continue Reading →

The Path of Solidarity*

Text: Petra VrablicováPhotos: Tiago Bianchi Andrés Velásquez Schwarze is a Chilean journalist with German nationality, who came to Hamburg briefly 5 months ago. I met him and his wife Valentina on an ordinary Tuesday shortly before Christmas. We sat for… Continue Reading →

“You don’t look Brazilian!”: personal views on migration and integrating within Germany

Text and photos by Tiago Bianchi First, a personal insight Having more European physical features than an expected “Latin American face” is how my questions about migration encounter me the strongest. Please don’t understand this necessarily as a complaint, but… Continue Reading →

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