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

@herrstang · Heidelberg

»Met up with hostwriter members @DirkLiesemer and @AarniK in Accra, Ghana. #networking«

@pen1710 · Cologne

»Completely flashed by @hostwriter. I have never seen so many journos interested in collaboration in one place. #readytogo«

@linsch · Munich

»We found journalist Lu Yang in Shanghai via hostwriter & together did a story called 'Is heavy metal too loud for China'. Great collaboration«

@FarahColette · Chicago

»@hostwriter This is AMAZING! I’ve been desperate for something like this!«

@melihcilga · Istanbul

»After having been hosted four times I have now finally been able to welcome a colleague in Istanbul«

@giannellisilvia · Lucca

»After having used hostwriter to do a story about #refugees I’m even more convinced that international collaboration is the key to quality journalism.«

@HanneCoudere · Antwerp

»We worked with wonderful colleagues in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, and Turkey who we found on hostwriter while we were on #theherointrail«

@mcatanzaro · Barcelona

»Thanks to @hostwriter I have found accommodation to join a conference for an investigation I am doing. Great service and new journo friends!«

3336 journalists from 126 countries worldwide


Founded by journalists who built up a platform for collaborative journalism

Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea Grzeszyk


Co-founder Tabea mainly 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.

Felix Franz

Agora Project

Felix is a freelance journalist and producer for the BBC.

Katja Heitmann


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

Andy Wilke

Lead Designer

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


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