Hostwriter helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders.


Use the Hostwriter 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, 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.

Latest Updates

On the way to Wellington Basin for a vigil in solidarity with Christchurch’s Muslim community. Image: Hannah Spyksma

The Need for Journalism following Times of Crisis

Hostwriter ambassador from New Zealand, Hannah Spyksma, wrote about the crucial role journalism plays in modeling empathy through channels of public communication to fight hate, in the wake of Christchurch terror attack.

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Photo by Kat Stokes on Unsplash

Basic Income for Journalists: More than just a dream?

Chronic underfunding in the media has many concerned about the future of our democracies. Could responsible, well-funded, local reporting bring journalism back from the brink? Our Tina Lee presents three ways to fund basic income for journalists.

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Our Vision Statement as a Guide for Our Activities

"Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders". This sentence helped and determined the organization of this year's projects. Our Bernadette Geyer tells you how we put it together one year ago.

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4075 journalists from 143 countries worldwide


Founded by journalists who built a platform for collaborative journalism.

Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea Grzeszyk


Co-founder Tabea works for the German National Radio programme DLF Kultur.

Olalla Tunas Martínez

Community Engagement

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


Bernadette Geyer is a freelance writer, editor and translator with a background in marketing.



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