You want to tell great stories? You're not alone.

Hostwriter powers the collaborative future of journalism.

journalists from countries worldwide

Hostwriter helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders.

Get and give advice

Use the Hostwriter network to find and share advice on topics of interest with journalists all over the world.

  • Ask for advice from local reporters
  • Build and broaden your network

Start collaborating

Search Hostwriter to find colleagues to work with - whether they are in your hometown or on the other side of the planet. Use our HostWIRE chatroom to find opportunities for collaboration.

  • Find journalists who share your interest
  • Collaborate on cross-border projects

Find accommodations

Over half of the members also offer their couch. Stay with a Hostwriter for your next research trip or journalism conference.

  • Get a free couch to stay on
  • Make new journalist friends in foreign countries

In the Press

Our Projects

Trainings & Workshops

Hostwriter provides trainings and workshops on the method and mindset of cross-border journalism.

Unbias the News

Hostwriter aims to counter unconscious bias and the lack of diversity in today’s journalism to enable collaborations at eye level.

The Hostwriter Prize

The Hostwriter Prize was awarded in 2018, 2019 and 2022 to collaborative journalism pieces, as well as promising story pitches submitted by our members.

Agora Global

This project brought together cross-border theory into practice by training regional journalists and supporting them to create stories that matter.

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Hostwriter is a non-profit organization. We see cross-border journalism as a tool to overcome national bias and prejudice, ultimately contributing toward better informed, more accountable and democratic societies. Make a donation today!

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Get access to the network to get help quickly and make contacts in areas and organizations you have no current links to. Search Hostwriter to find colleagues to work with across the world, with expertise you need and interests you share.

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