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

Advice

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

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

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

Success Stories

Share Your Feedback for a Chance to Win a Ticket to GIJC

We want to improve Hostwriter, and your feedback can help us find out what works well and what you feel is still missing. As thanks, we're offering survey participants a chance to win a ticket to the 2019 GIJC in Hamburg.

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You have the story! How do you get funding for it?

How do journalists find the funding required for investigative stories if they don’t have the backing of an editorial office? This is the question Hostwriter CEO Tabea Grzeszyk addressed on the Bosch Alumni Network’s Fundraising Webinar Series.

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Winners of the 2018 Hostwriter Pitch and Story Prize

Grants of €2000 and €1000 were made to the 1st and 2nd place winners of the Story Prize. Additionally, two Pitch Prize winners received each a grant of €1000 to help with the completion of their collaborative projects.

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3834 journalists from 136 countries worldwide

Team

Founded by journalists who built up a platform for collaborative journalism

Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea Grzeszyk

CEO

Co-founder Tabea works for the German National Radio programme DLF Kultur. tabea@hostwriter.org

Olalla Tunas Martínez

Communication

Olalla is a freelance journalist and writer with an Erasmus Mundus master degree. olalla@hostwriter.org

Katja Heitmann

Katja Heitmann

CTO

Katja is a freelance web developer and a member of 'Reinblau' in Berlin. katja@hostwriter.org

Christina Lee

Ambassador Network

Christina is a freelance writer and editor interested in travel and migration. tina@hostwriter.org

Andy Wilke

Andy Wilke

Lead Designer

Andy is a freelance graphic designer with a focus on branding and user experience. andy@hostwriter.org

Bernadette Geyer

Bernadette Geyer

Marketing and Outreach

Bernadette Geyer is a freelance writer, editor, and translator with a background in marketing. bernadette@hostwriter.org

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  • Search the network to find colleagues around the world
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  • Get a couch to stay on
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