Stories cross borders - so should journalists, too.

Hostwriter is a global network for media professionals. We connect journalists to easily seek and offer help, whether in the form of story collaboration, local advice or even accommodation. All journalists provide work samples by way of professional verification. Membership is free of charge.

Hostwriter works on mobile, too.
Advice

Advice

Use the hostwriter network to get help quickly and make contacts in areas and organisations you have no current links to.

Co-authorship

Co-authorship

Search hostwriter to find colleagues to work with across the world, or on your doorstep, with expertise you need and interests you share.

Couch

Couch

Over half of hostwriters members offer their couch as well as advice and collaboration. Travel more for work and stay with a hostwriter journalist for free.

Our ambassadors

Ambassadors are active members acting as local hostwriter representatives in their country or area of expertise.

Code of ethics

The ethos of hostwriter is one of collaboration, as both a practical necessity but also an ideal. It goes without saying members are expected to treat each other professionally. 

  • Giving advice does not mean revealing sensitive sources.

  • Engaging in research is not an invitation to steal someone's story.

  • Sleeping at a colleauges is no free hotel room.

  • Always make sure that the terms of collaboration are clear.

  • By becoming a member of hostwriter you agree to our code of ethics.

The founders

Hostwriter was founded in 2013 by three female journalists who built the network next to their work as media professionals (from left to right) Sandra Zistl, Tabea Grzeszyk and Tamara Anthony.

Founders of hostwriter: Sandra Zistl, Tabea Grzeszyk and Tamara Anthony.

Supervisory Board

Since October 2016, we have been supported by experts from different fields who support the strategic development of hostwriter.

Tamara Anthony

Tamara Anthony

Chairwoman and ARD parliament correspondent

Jutta Freifrau von Falkenhausen

Jutta Freifrau von Falkenhausen

Vice-Chairwoman and lawyer

Sylke Tempel

Sylke Tempel

Editor in Chief "Berlin Policy Journal"

Maren Heltsche

Maren Heltsche

Data analyst and developer

Simon Tennant

Simon Tennant

Production Engineering Manager at Soundcloud

Michael Weber

Michael Weber

Financial expert and founder