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

'Deep Breath' is an interactive report on air pollution produced in 11 cities on 5 continents by Outriders

Read a winning story of last year's Hostwriter Pitch Prize

'Deep Breath' is an interactive report produced in 11 cities around the world and coordinated by Outriders. The reportage shows how people's lives in cities struggling with polluted air.

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Hostwriter connects journalists across borders

Tips on how journalists can collaborate across borders

How do you run a journalistic collaboration across borders? Past winners of the Hostwriter Prize offer their tips for putting together a team, establishing a process for the collaboration and facing challenges.

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Hostwriter received the Jury Prize at the Google Impact Challenge Award Ceremony.

Oh what a night! - The Google Impact Challenge Awards Ceremony

The night was filled with excitement and celebrations for the Hostwriter team. Here's how it all went down at the awards ceremony for the Google Impact Challenge 2018, where we took home the prestigious Jury Prize.

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3741 journalists from 137 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.

Katja Heitmann

Katja Heitmann


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

Christina Lee

Ambassador Network

Christina is a freelance writer and editor interested in travel and migration.

Andy Wilke

Andy Wilke

Lead Designer

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

Bernadette Geyer

Bernadette Geyer

Marketing and Outreach

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



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