We are a non-profit network connecting journalists around the world


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


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


Over half of hostwriter's members also offer their couch. Travel more for work and stay with a hostwriter journalist for free.

Success Stories

"I never want to do 'poverty porn'", says our member Mridula Amin

Dhaka-born photojournalist Mridula Amin wants "to show something powerful within the chaos". Her picture taken at a Rohingya refugee camp in Myanmar was selected as Hostwriter's cover picture in March.

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Meet us at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia

Don't miss our panel "Cross borders! How to put collaborative journalism into practice" at #ijf18 with Brigitte Alfter, managing editor of journalismfund and Stefanie Murray, director of the US-Center for Cooperative Media.

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Check out our cross-border program "The Agora Project"

Why is there no populist party in Portugal? What happens to asylum seekers who have been denied? Will robots steal all our jobs? Ten young journalists from all over Europe teamed up for collaborative research.

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3381 journalists from 128 countries worldwide


Founded by journalists who built up a platform for collaborative journalism

Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea Grzeszyk


Co-founder Tabea works for the German National Radio programme DLF Kultur.

Olalla Tunas Martínez


Olalla is a freelance journalist and writer with an Erasmus Mundus master degree.

Tamara Anthony

Tamara Anthony


Co-founder Tamara is a Parliament correspondent for the ARD news programme.

Katja Heitmann

Katja Heitmann


Katja is a freelance web developer and a member of 'Reinblau' in Berlin.

Andy Wilke

Andy Wilke

Lead Designer

Andy is a freelance graphic designer with a focus on branding and user experience.

Bernadette Geyer

Bernadette Geyer

English Editor

Bernadette Geyer is a freelance writer, editor, and translator in Berlin.


Become a hostwriter

  • Search the network to find colleagues around the world
  • Ask for local advice
  • Find experts who share your interests
  • Get a couch to stay on
  • Cross-border cooperation among journalists