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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

Shortlist of Best Stories and Pitches for 2018 HostwriterPrize

Shortlist of Best Stories and Pitches for 2018 HostwriterPrize

Through the shortlist process, the Hostwriter team selected the best ideas based on the cross-border approach to the topic, the originality and structure of the pitch and the current relevance of the story. Read the shortlisted stories.

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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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3787 journalists from 136 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. tabea@hostwriter.org

Olalla Tunas Martínez


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

Katja Heitmann

Katja Heitmann


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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